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The NHS as an innovative organisation: a framework and guidance on the management of intellectual property in the NHS

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    1 September 2002
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This framework and guidance informs Chief Executives and their senior managers in the NHS and in particular directors of R&D, finance, clinical operations and human resources how intellectual property generated by NHS employees should be managed for the purposes of income generation. It applies to NHS trusts some or all of whose hospitals, establishment or other facilities are situated in England, Primary Care Trusts, Independent Providers of NHS Services (e.g. general practitioners, dentists) who are to provide services in England under arrangements with Primary Care Trusts.

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