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  • A study which hopes to improve the long-term outlook for premature babies and avoid serious complications has completed recruitment 11 months ahead of schedule.

    Improving the long-term outlook for premature babies

    1st July 2015

    A study which hopes to improve the long-term outlook for premature babies has completed recruitment 11 months ahead of schedule.

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    CRN and Pfizer collaboration will INSPIRE clinical trial access for UK patients

    30th June 2015

    The Clinical Research Network is recognised by Pfizer’s INSPIRE (Investigator Networks, Site Partnerships and Infrastructure for Research Excellence) programme.

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    DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED: HSJ Research Impact Award 2015

    19th June 2015

    The entry deadline for the HSJ Research Impact Award has been extended to 3 July 2015.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Research changed my life - Tom - allergy

    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 changed my life - Sultan - Morquio syndrome

    Research has changed my life because...now I'm really happy.

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Key contacts

  • CRN: Children - Portfolio enquiries for Industry studies

    Life-sciences industry studies already on our Portfolio - CRN: Children

    E: industry.crnd@nihr.ac.uk

  • CRN: Children - Portfolio enquiries

    Non-commercial studies already on our Portfolio - CRN: Children

    E: portfolio.crnd@nihr.ac.uk

  • 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

    T: +44 (0)151 252 5067

    E: crnchildren@nihr.ac.uk

  • New portfolio enquiries

    Initial enquiries about the NIHR CRN Portfolio

    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329

    E: supportmystudy@nihr.ac.uk

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