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First Health Service to sign up to new voluntary scheme for GPs in the East Midlands

First Health Service to sign up to new voluntary scheme for GPs in the East Midlands

The National Contract Value Review (NCVR) is a national approach that enables organisations in the NHS to work collaboratively, to speed up the costing and contracting activities for commercial sponsors setting up multi-site studies.

It is a UK wide programme led by NHS England in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), the Health Research Authority (HRA), and the developed administrations. 

The scheme allows General Practices (GPs) to set up commercial studies faster. Read more about the NCVR scheme here

The University of Nottingham Health Service was the first practice to sign up to the NCVR scheme. Dr Simon Royal who runs the research team at the practice and is the NIHR Primary Care National Specialty Lead says:

‘“NCVR enables our practice to benefit from the knowledge and experience of NHS costing experts, ensuring we get appropriately remunerated and freeing up our time to focus on other aspects of our work.  We think this will benefit our participants and our patients and make us more efficient in the study start-up process.  

“I also think it has potential to bring more clinical research to the UK and, since it offers a level playing field, I hope it will help us bring studies to communities and populations that would not normally benefit from such opportunities.”

Read the full NIHR news story here