TheĀ National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has produced industry costing templates to provide a framework for transparent cost display and calculation for clinical trials.

The main aim of the templates is to support swift local site budget negotiations when performing clinical trials in both primary and secondary settings within the NHS.

CMPath is proposing a change to the costing templates in the UK to build in more pathology activity and ensure this money is distributed to pathology departments when pathologists conduct trial work.