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  • Keith Oliver speaking at the MSNAP Forum

    Supporting memory services at the 5th National Memory Services Forum

    1st October 2014

    DeNDRoN attended the Forum, hosted by MSNAP at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London, to promote our new service, ‘Join dementia research’. The Forum was an enjoyable and informative day covering various aspects of memory services, with presentations and workshops given by key professionals working in the field.

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    NIHR Clinical Research Network's GCP training now recognised by TransCelerate

    29th September 2014

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network’s Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training has been added to the list of programmes mutually recognised by TransCelerate member companies.

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  • Taking part in research

    PREVENTing Alzheimer’s Disease

    19th September 2014

    The Clinical Research Network: Dementias & neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN) are supporting PREVENT, – a study funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, which is working towards understanding the early mid-life risk factors that could lead to dementia.

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About Dementias and neurodegeneration research

The Clinical Research Network: Dementias and neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN) supports the set up and delivery of clinical research in the NHS in a range of diseases including dementias, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and Huntington’s disease.

These diseases are increasingly understood to have commonalities in underlying mechanisms, patient experience, and symptoms; and their management is increasingly multi-disciplinary and converging over time. Advances in understanding of these diseases and new treatments are likely to come from inter-disciplinary research between them.

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Patient, Carer and Public Information

We invite patients, carers and anyone affected by dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases to have a say on research matters. There are many ways that you can be involved in research; from participating in a study to helping to shape the direction of research by sharing your experiences or offering your opinion on research ideas.

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Case studies

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Improving service through participant feedback

    A participant experience survey by CRN: Thames Valley and South Midlands has recently been a great success; helping to improve the way the local Clinical Research Network works and has even been adopted by a major dementia study.

  • Colin Sanders: Why I'm involved in PD research

    Colin Sanders was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1999. He’s part of our Research Support Network and is passionate about supporting progress towards a cure. He talks about his involvement in research...

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Key contacts

  • Industry enquiries

    Enquiries from the life-sciences industry

    T: +44 (0)113 34 34 555


  • General Enquiries - DeNDRoN
    27 Old Gloucester Street
    WC1N 3AX
    C/O Box 81


    T: +44 (0)20 3206 4960


  • Existing Portfolio enquiries
    Enquiries about existing studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio



  • New portfolio enquiries

    Initial enquiries about the NIHR CRN Portfolio

    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329


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