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UK Research Finance Group

The UK Research Finance Group is a professional community of NHS R&D Finance Managers across the UK.The group provides the opportunity to forge professional relationships and establish a network of colleagues. It will also deliver outputs including guidance and training to support the research finance community.

It resulted from a request from UKRD (a national community of R&D Leaders established in 2017) to establish a working group of NHS R&D Finance managers specifically to explore and discuss topical and ongoing issues facing NHS R&D departments, how they impact on individual Trusts and the R&D community as a whole.

For this initiative, NHS R&D Forum is working jointly with the UKRD as there is overlap and interest in this work for both communities.

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