The Children Specialty has been created by the alignment of the Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) and the Paediatric (non-medicines) Specialty Group into one specialty covering all of children’s research.
We are one of 30 Specialties which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise. Our membership is made up of research-interested clinicians and practitioners at both national and local levels. Our job is to ensure that the studies related to children included in our national portfolio of research receive the right support to ensure they are delivered successfully in the NHS.
We put children at the heart of our work and ensure the delivery of children’s research involves and works with children throughout its design and development.
Over the last eight years we’ve developed the Young Persons' Advisory Group, which is becoming increasingly influential in helping to improve the design and delivery of children’s clinical research studies.