NHS Research Scotland
To place Scotland at the international forefront of clinical research.
To support and promote excellence in clinical research in NHS Scotland, that will make a positive difference to patients health within Scotland, the UK and internationally.
- Help deliver high quality studies in the NHS across a spectrum of disease and clinical need
- Provide a solid infrastructure to deliver trials to time and target
- Work across Scotland supporting all NHS boards
- Connect NHS, industry and academia to accelerate the development of new treatments, devices and diagnostics to tackle complex healthcare needs
- Help involve patients and the public in research
- Provide advice, support and performance monitoring.
An overarching aim of NRS is to ensure NHS Scotland provides the best environment to support clinical research. As such all Health Boards have a range of specific, measurable objectives which are measured on an annual basis.
- Increase total income from both commercial and non-commercial studies
- R&D permission within 30 calendar days
- Increase recruitment to commercial and non-commercial studies
- Recruit first commercial study patients within 30 calendar days of gaining NHS permission
- Increase the percentage of commercial studies recruiting to target
- Ensure Research and Development is given prominence within the wider activities of the Health Board.
Meeting these objectives has wider health and wealth benefits to Scotland.