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Randomised trials are the best method to determine the efficacy and safety of health technologies. A recent report by Lord O'Shaughnessy highlighted many of the current challenges to delivering trials in the UK and proposed potential solutions. Among these, making trials the business of all NHS institutions and a valued part of all doctors' work, while leveraging the potential of the data that the NHS collects routinely, offers an opportunity to improve NHS efficiency, doctors' job satisfaction and population health simultaneously.

Original publication




Journal article


Clinical medicine (London, England)

Publication Date





525 - 526


Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, and chief scientist, Protas, Salford, UK.