Influence & representation
A large part of our work involves listening and representing the R&D community at meetings, events and roundtables. Insights and intelligence from our members enable representatives to feed into Forum active projects as well as key stakeholder work streams, Government and UK policy.
Feed in below to the current conversations and work-streams.
|CQC official strategy consultation is open – Feed in via the Forum
Late last year the CQC published their draft strategy prior to a formal consultation process. Forum members published an initial response to this strategy
The official consultation is now open and we will be submitting a response on behalf of the R&D community. We are also working with our colleagues in UK national partner organisations to provide a cross-sector response for research.
Feed into the Forum response here
|Forum contributes to new National Group during COVID 19
Just before Christmas the NIHR Restart Advisory Board, (includes many funders, ABPI, NIHR, DHSC, NHS R&D Forum and UKRD) was stood down. It is to be replaced with the Clinical Research Recovery, Resilience and Growth (RRG) group with the first meeting of the advisory board being held at the end of this month.
This is a positive step, as the group will include NHSE, NHSX and others who can influence issues around recovery of services, which is essential for research activity to recover. The group also will be addressing future resilience, as well as focusing on restart, and looking at what we’ve learned over the past year that can smooth the way for clinical research.
Once again representation from the NHS R&D Forum and UKRD will attend and reporting back.
If you have anything to raise around RRG please leave your comments here and we will take them forward. Our groups provide regular content and COVID Coffee chats a weekly sense check from the ground.
|Forum feeds into CQC Strategy
The CQC are developing their next strategy and have shared their latest thinking on a range of key areas. The Forum groups feel that research is notably missing from the strategy so far and wish to shape the next iteration. We will be coordinating our response with our partners from right across the research community in the coming weeks as the formal consultation process gets underway and we have already submitted an initial view point. However, we would like to submit comment from the Forum in this immediate first phase so please do feed in your thoughts. Find out more about the CQC strategy here
Share your thoughts on anything you feel should be worked on or escalated to policy makers, regulators and stakeholders
|Forum collates experience of CQC inspection and research|
|Forum contributes to ETC feedback
This is a multi stakeholder monthly feedback meeting to oversee the impact of the management of ETCs for research
|Forum contributes to the National Restart Advisory Meeting
This is a multi-stakeholder meeting to oversee the national recovering of research during COVID-19