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    North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2015 - Nominations open now!

    27th August 2015

    The CRN: North West Coast is delighted to announce that the North West Coast Research & Innovation Awards 2015 are now open. Enter at:

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    NIHR 'Ok to ask' 2015 survey

    13th August 2015

    A survey to provide feedback on the 2015 NIHR 'OK to ask' campaign is now open.

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    NIHR to exhibit at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo

    6th August 2015

    The NIHR will be exhibiting at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo on 2-3 September in Manchester. As the ‘research arm of the NHS’ the NIHR will be there to showcase its work and increase awareness of clinical research as a means of innovation. The Health and Care Innovation Expo is one of the NHS’ biggest events and celebrates world leaders in science, research and innovation.

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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


  • General enquiries - Gastroenterology

    NIHR CRN Coordinating Centre
    Minerva House
    5 Montague Close
    SE1 9BB


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