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Key documents

This page gives you access to a number of our key documents including our strategies and toolkit. If there are any APCRC documents that you require including operating procedures and work plans then please contact us at . We have also included some key research documents from the National Institute for Health Research and you can also visit their website.


External strategies, procedures and frameworks

Our vision for research in the NHS

In May 2013 the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) published ‘Our vision for research in the NHS’. The AMRC document acknowledges that research and the use of evidence are integral to NHS core business and suggests practical ways forward to make this vision a reality.  Approaches specific to the roles of commissioners are summarised in their vision of a Research Charter (page 30/31). The charter sets out seven steps that commissioners can take to ensure that their commissioning decisions are informed by the latest research findings. These steps are shown in figure 1 below.

Figure 1 – The Research Charter, the seven key criteria

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