Research for all: Sharing good practice in research management

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Research is a team endeavour and is best cultivated through the strong relationships and positive culture that should exist in every NHS organisation and research institution, but we know that there are significant barriers.

Following the publication of Research for all by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in 2016 and its recommendations for collaboration in identifying and disseminating good practice, this document outlines the conditions needed to support research directors, managers, clinical and non-clinical staff and, ultimately, patients. The added examples of good practice from NHS organisations around the country aim to help build the knowledge base for all involved or wanting to be involved in research.

By recognising and addressing barriers to pursuing research, both doctors and R&D departments can underpin research as a core activity and demonstrate how it is everyone’s responsibility.