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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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    Network dementia rater programme shortlisted for prestigious Nursing Times Award

    24th June 2015

    An innovative training programme for research nurses, conceived in the Thames Valley, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Nursing Times Award in this year’s Clinical Research category.

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    South West patient ‘gives back’ to dementia research

    22nd June 2015

    Graham Leslie says he had ‘nothing to lose’ and there was potentially so much to gain from taking part in a clinical drug trial in the South West.

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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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  • 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


  • 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


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