Latest news from the Clinical Research Network

  • 60% rise in people taking part in dementia research

    During the past 12 months almost 22,000 people have taken part in research studies to tackle dementia – a 60 per cent rise according to figures published today by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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  • NIHR to exhibit at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo

    The NIHR will be exhibiting at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo on 2-3 September in Manchester. As the ‘research arm of the NHS’ the NIHR will be there to showcase its work and increase awareness of clinical research as a means of innovation. The Health and Care Innovation Expo is one of the NHS’ biggest events and celebrates world leaders in science, research and innovation.

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  • Breakthrough research for partially sighted patients offers hope to half a million people

    An NIHR Clinical Research Network supported commercial study hit the headlines last week when a partially sighted pensioner had his central vision restored for the first time in nearly a decade after he received a bionic eye.

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Case studies

  • Rise of the clinical research workforce

    The Clinical Research Network has been defined by both success and change in recent years. It’s well documented that our structure and performance have transformed, but what does that mean for our workforce? The CRN’s Workforce Development Team describe how they are helping NIHR-funded staff meet the demands of increased expectations.

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  • Preparing student nurses for a research active future

    Clinical research nurses are at the frontline of clinical research in the NHS. Last year they helped deliver more than 5,000 clinical research studies across England and supported more than 600,000 patients in research studies.

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  • Furthering our understanding of Multiple Sclerosis

    With an estimated 100,000 people living with MS in the UK, what is being done to increase our knowledge and understanding of the condition? CRN: East Midlands reports. Published in the Spring 2015 edition of Insight magazine.

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