The Gastroenterology Specialty is 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 gastroenterology studies that are included in our national portfolio of research receive the right support to ensure they are delivered successfully in the NHS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enquiries from the life-sciences industry
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
Specialty National Lead - Gastroenterology
Professor Mark Hull