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.
About Children Research
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.
Patient, carer and public information
We believe that high quality research, good recruitment and improved health outcomes for children, depend on listening to the voices of children and young people, as well as their families and carers.
Research changed my life because... it’s helped me to overcome an allergy that has had a major impact on my day-to-day life since I was a small child.
Research has changed my life because...now I'm really happy.
Recent research into vaccinations, assisted by the Clinical Research Network, is making a real difference to the protection of children against meningitis and other pneumococcal diseases...
Children with chronic kidney disease will benefit from the results of an international clinical study led by a Manchester-based consultant working with the Clinical Research Network.
Process summary for urgent public health risk research
In the event of an urgent public health outbreak (eg a pandemic) the Clinical Research Network must be able to rapidly set-up relevant research studies and ensure that these studies are successfully conducted so that their findings can inform the on-going care of patients during the outbreak. This document sumarises the Network's response process.
Enquiries from the life-sciences industry
CRN: Children - Portfolio enquiries for Industry studies
Life-sciences industry studies already on our Portfolio - CRN: Children
CRN: Children - Portfolio enquiries
Non-commercial studies already on our Portfolio - CRN: Children
CRN: Children - General enquiries
University of Liverpool, Dept. of Women's and Children's Health
Institute of Translational Medicine (Child Health)
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Eaton Rd, Liverpool, L12 2AP
General enquiries - CRN: Children