Different study types require different approvals when working in the NHS. The following table outlines the types of study and the types of approvals required for each:
Please note- although there is no requirement for applicants to complete a HRA application for service evaluations and clinical audit projects in the NHS, applicants must ensure they have registered the project with the R+D department at the Trust where the project will be undertaken. Some Trusts may have a separate clinical audit department, but check with the R+D department if you are unsure.
Projects that require ethical review by a NHS REC do not also require review by BSREC.