Ethics and Research

Please follow the link for information from the NHS Health Research Authority on how the rights, safety, dignity and wellbeing of research participants are protected in NHS Research. 

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/committees-and-services/res-and-recs/

The link below provides more information on the approval process required by the Health Research Authority for all proposed NHS research in England and Wales:

https://www.myresearchproject.org.uk/help/hlphraapproval.aspx

The Research Ethics Guidebook is a guide for those developing and delivering research on maintaining ethical standards in research.  The link below provides more information on ensuring informed consent of research participants. 

http://www.ethicsguidebook.ac.uk/consent-72

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) offer research and clinical staff a range of training courses to support good practice and the ethical delivery of research:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/health-and-care-professionals/learning-and-support/ 

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/support/academy.htm

The Research Design Service South West provides researchers with support and guidance to help ensure that ethical standards are embedded in research design. 

http://www.rds-sw.nihr.ac.uk/