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    Network leader reaches HSJ 2015 Clinical Leaders list

    7th July 2015

    The HSJ announced its 2015 Clinical Leaders list and one of the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s Executive team, Dr Susan Hamer, has claimed one of those accolades by making it into the top 100.

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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 Gastroenterology Research

We oversee research that deals with diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, intestinal tract, liver and biliary tree, and pancreas. This means that we support a wide range of research studies such as those involving diseases of the oesophagus and digestive tract, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and studies on the development and function of the digestive tract.

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Useful links

View a list of links to professional associations and other organisations related to Gastroenterology research.

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Patient, carer and public information

Patients are at the centre of our work. As a patient, carer or as a member of the public you can get involved by taking part in research, or by helping to shape research.

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Case studies

  • To endoscopy or not to endoscopy?

    The Comprehensive Clinical Research Network and the NIHR Cancer Research Network are three years into a 10-year study that monitors people with Barrett’s oesophagus; a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

  • Putting it into practice

    Successive government health policies, and more recently the Coalition Government's Plan for Growth, emphasise the importance of retaining a profitable domestic life-sciences industry. This case study takes a look at how The Network has been putting this into practice locally.

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Key contacts

  • Existing Portfolio enquiries - Anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management, Critical care, Injuries and emergencies, Surgery, Ear, nose and throat, Infectious diseases and microbiology, Ophthalmology, Respiratory disorders, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    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


  • Theme Lead

    Professor Eric Alton

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