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    Nursing Times publish 'Nurses Changing Role in Research' article by Dr Susan Hamer

    6th October 2015

    An article written by Dr Susan Hamer, Director of nursing, learning and organisational development for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has recently been published in the Nursing Times.

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    Free online course aims to inform about clinical discovery and evaluation

    2nd October 2015

    Do you want to find out more about the process of clinical discovery? Do you want to know how it is used to improve and inform healthcare in the NHS? Read more to find out about the free 'Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research' online course available soon...

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    Annual Research Activity League Table to be published in October

    25th September 2015

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network will be publishing this years League Table data in October 2015.

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About Children Research

We put children at the heart of our work and ensure the delivery of children’s research involves and works with children throughout its design and development.  Over the last eight years we’ve developed the Young Persons’ Advisory Group, which is becoming increasingly influential in helping to improve the design and delivery of children’s clinical research studies.

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Patient, carer and public information

We believe that high quality research, good recruitment and improved health outcomes for children, depend on listening to the voices of children and young people, as well as their families and carers.

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Case studies

  • Young people’s perspective enhances research delivery

    Question: What is the best way to make sure your clinical research study at a children’s hospital is family friendly? Answer: Ask a Young Person’s Advisory Group (YPAG) to contribute to its design. CRN: West Midlands explores the impact its local group is having on the delivery of clinical research.

  • Patient stories

    Our 'Patient stories' campaign shows how people’s experiences are bringing research benefits to life and helping us to raise research awareness throughout England.

  • Research changed my life - Tom - allergy

    Research changed my life because... it’s helped me to overcome an allergy that has had a major impact on my day-to-day life since I was a small child.

  • Research changed my life - Sultan - Morquio syndrome

    Research has changed my life I'm really happy.

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Key contacts

  • CRN: Children - Portfolio enquiries for Industry studies

    Life-sciences industry studies already on our Portfolio - CRN: Children


  • CRN: Children - Portfolio enquiries

    Non-commercial studies already on our Portfolio - CRN: Children


  • CRN: Children - General enquiries
    University of Liverpool, Dept. of Women's and Children's Health
    Institute of Translational Medicine (Child Health)
    Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
    Eaton Rd, Liverpool, L12 2AP

    General enquiries - CRN: Children

    T: +44 (0)151 252 5067


  • New portfolio enquiries

    Initial enquiries about the NIHR CRN Portfolio

    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329


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