Latest news from the Clinical Research Network

  • HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award 2015 - competition now open

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network is sponsoring the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Clinical Research Impact award again this year.

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  • CRN highlights innovative epilepsy studies to mark World Purple Day

    To mark the international day for epilepsy awareness World Purple Day (26 March) the NIHR Clinical Research Network communications team, in collaboration with the Neurological disorders specialty, has launched “Spotlight on epilepsy” .

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  • Research-active trusts have better patient outcomes, study shows

    A study, published in February, showed that patients cared for in research- active acute NHS Trusts have better outcomes.

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Case studies

  • Young people’s perspective enhances research delivery

    Question: What is the best way to make sure your clinical research study at a children’s hospital is family friendly? Answer: Ask a Young Person’s Advisory Group (YPAG) to contribute to its design. CRN: West Midlands explores the impact its local group is having on the delivery of clinical research.

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  • Patient stories

    Our ‘Patient stories’ campaign shows how people’s experiences are bringing research benefits to life and helping us to raise research awareness throughout England.

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  • The big question

    Could the evolution of the UK’s clinical research environment be out-pacing the life-sciences industry? Insight magazine talks to the Clinical Research Network leaders about why this might be the case, and what needs to be done about it.

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