P_CoG_16 Intellectual Property Policy

This document describes the policy for Lincolnshire Community Health Services relevant to the management of Intellectual Property (IP), to comply with the standards set out in the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care (2005) and in The NHS as an Innovative Organisation, A Framework and Guidance on the Management of IP in the NHS (2002).

LCHS has a responsibility to ensure employees take appropriate steps to identify and protect any IP generated through research and any activity undertaken as part of employed staff duties. The aim of the policy is to provide clear guidance and to encourage development and exploitation of IP using the East Midlands Innovations Hub.

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