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Approvals required when working in the NHS

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:

Summary of approvals in the NHS

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.