Latest news from the Clinical Research Network

  • Public give resounding “Yes” to commercial research in the NHS

    94% of people say it is important for them that the NHS is a place where the life-sciences industry can carry out clinical research

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  • Nine out of ten people would be willing to take part in clinical research

    A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network shows that 89% of people would be willing to take part in clinical research if they were diagnosed with a medical condition or disease.

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  • NIHR Clinical Research Network Good Clinical Practice model goes global

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Good Clinical Practice programme has now attracted attention outside of the UK and is being rolled out by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

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Case studies

  • Reaching recruitment targets and beyond

    The Dementias and neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN) Specialty recently assisted the team working on the Parkinson’s Disease (PD) COMM study, a pilot project looking at the cost-effectiveness of different speech and language therapy treatments for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

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  • Making commercial research the best it can be: how the NIHR CRN supports commercial studies

    We spoke to three members of staff – Saffra Knox, Nikki Skelton and Allan Young – who work with industry on studies related to mental health, dementia and neurological disorders. They explained what makes partnership with industry successful and how it works on a day-to-day basis.

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  • Sharing study findings with older participants

    An example of good practice from the Ageing Specialty

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