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    Specialist Surrey NHS trust scoops national award for research

    19th November 2015

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust took home the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) national award for the work it has done to maximise clinical research activity across the region.

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    Nursing Times Awards 2015: Clinical Research Nurse winners announced

    13th November 2015

    The Nursing Times 2015 Award Ceremony was held last night in London, announcing the winners of the Clinical Research Nurse category, sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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    ARCHIE here to help children across North West Coast during Flu season

    9th November 2015

    The early use of Antibiotics for 'at Risk' CHildren with InfluEnza (ARCHIE) study has recently re-opened and is now looking to recruit participants. This Primary Care study is now recruiting across the North West Coast in GP Practices, Smithdown Children’s Walk In Centre and some secondary care settings across the region.

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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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