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Research groups hope to gain from NHS boost

The NHS should make it easier for clinicians to conduct research, medical research organisations and charities have said, as the government prepares to outline its plans for the health service to spend billions extra every year.

Before the end of the year, NHS England is due to set out how it will spend £20.5 billion of additional cash it has been promised annually by 2023, on top of its £115bn annual budget.

Leading medical research organisations—including the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Association of Medical Research Charities, the British Medical Association (BMA) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK)—want to make sure the plan promotes science and gives clinicians sufficient time to do science. As it stands, many doctors struggle to make time for research amid other pressures.

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