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    Linking you to UK Life Sciences

    12th February 2015

    A new UK Life Sciences web portal has been launched to provide information about the UK Life Sciences landscape. The initiative is led by UKTI’s Life Sciences Organisation (LSO) and the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) and will provide an online platform to allow UK and international companies, academia and R&D organisation to connect.

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    Patient Research Ambassadors to improve access for patients to Clinical Research

    22nd January 2015

    The Patient Research Ambassadors Initiative (formerly Involvement4Access project) launches today with the aim of helping to open up research opportunities and choices for patients through the new role of Patient Research Ambassadors in local NHS care organisations.

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    Department of Health contract for a new national Co-ordinating Centre for the NIHR Clinical Research Network

    23rd December 2014

    The Department of Health has awarded a five-year contract for a new national Coordinating Centre for the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

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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

  • Industry enquiries

    Enquiries from the life-sciences industry

    T: +44 (0)113 34 34 555

    E: supportmystudy@nihr.ac.uk

    www.supportmystudy.nihr.ac.uk

  • 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

    E: portfolio.crnh@nihr.ac.uk

  • New portfolio enquiries

    Initial enquiries about the NIHR CRN Portfolio

    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329

    E: portfolio.helpdesk@nihr.ac.uk

  • Specialty National Lead - Gastroenterology

    Professor Mark Hull

    E: m.a.hull@leeds.ac.uk

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