Research changed my life

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Inspirational experiences from patients, their families and carers

We’ve gathered some fantastic stories from people across England, whose lives have been transformed by clinical research. ¬†All you need to do is click on the ¬†links below to access experiences relating to a wide range of conditions. You’ll find short-films and video-diaries to explore, plus audio and written accounts too.


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Case studies

  • A day in the life of a CRA

    Raj Lodh is a Clinical Research Associate at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle. Find out more about the course and his experiences…

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  • A day in the life: Local Research Network Manager

    Gill Hood is the Manager of the NIHR North East London Diabetes Local Research Network. Clearly passionate about diabetes research and its value to her community, she gives us an insight into the multi-faceted nature of her role.

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  • Helen Robinson – A nurse Prinicpal Investigator story

    Helen Robinson is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner from Middlesbrough, who a year ago became one of the first Nurses to become a Principal Investigator of a research study in her Trust in Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys.

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