Latest news from the Clinical Research Network

  • New network aims to bring research to a pharmacy near you

    The NIHR CRN, in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, has launched a brand new online resource supporting a new support network for healthcare professionals involved in research and pharmacy

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  • Network delivered study could change standard treatment for stroke

    A large international clinical trial largely delivered by Clinical Research Network: stroke, has shed new light on the effectiveness of current hospital protocols for managing blood pressure in stroke patients.

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  • 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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Case studies

  • A collaborative success: The South Asian Voices Enabling Dementia Care ‘SAVE-D’ study in Manchester

    Last year, DeNDRoN (Dementias & neurodegeneration speciality) supported a study sponsored by University of Manchester titled ‘SAVE-D’ (South Asian Voices Enabling Dementia Care). This study looked at the challenges that South Asians in Greater Manchester faced, when presented with recognising and addressing memory problems and dementia.

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  • 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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