This international database contains ongoing and some completed controlled trials in all aspects of health care. It is free and enables users to search, register and share information about randomised control trials, as well as a separate one for mental health. Publication services are also available via the range of open access peer-reviewed journals published by our sister company, BioMed Central.
Established in 1998 – see www.controlled-trials.com
Extract courtesy of the BBC 4 January 2012
Extract from the BBC website
A free helpline for whistleblowers in the NHS and social services is to be launched on Sunday 1 January 2012. The move is part of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s drive to ensure staff can raise “genuine concerns” about standards “without fear of reprisal”. But a whistleblowers’ group said the announcement was an “admission of failure” that existing internal processes were not working. The helpline – 08000 724 725 – will be provided by the Royal Mencap Society.
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