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The Acknowledgements section of the report should include a subheading ‘Contributions of authors’. Here the role of each author should be recorded; this should also include their job title and area of specialty. For example:

"Fred Bloggs (Senior Research Fellow, Health Economics) conducted the analysis of economic models."

"Dr Jan Janssen (Lecturer, Health Psychology) conducted the review of memory, mood and psychomotor measures used in clinical studies."

"Ms Sheela Patel (Research Fellow, Health Economics) conducted the review of economic effectiveness, carried out budget impact analysis and prepared the results for publication.

In line with current ICMJE guidance, authors should ensure they have written permission from all non-author contributors acknowledged in this section.

In a subsection entitled ‘Publication(s)’ all associated publications to the report should be listed.

If your report contains patient data which is routinely collected by the NHS, please include a subsection containing the following statement:

“This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support. Using patient data is vital to improve health and care for everyone. There is huge potential to make better use of information from people’s patient records, to understand more about disease, develop new treatments, monitor safety, and plan NHS services. Patient data should be kept safe and secure, to protect everyone’s privacy, and it’s important that there are safeguards to make sure that it is stored and used responsibly. Everyone should be able to find out about how patient data is used. #datasaveslives You can find out more about the background to this citation here: