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    New date announced for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    19th August 2016

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has announced the next launch date for the next Massive Open Online Course, which will run on 7 November 2016 for the third time since it was developed in 2015.

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    Diabetes UK and CRN Diabetes collaboration boosts research drive

    19th August 2016

    Closer working between Diabetes UK and CRN Diabetes is injecting new ideas and innovation into diabetes research, which is good news for the 4 million people in the UK living with diabetes.

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    I owe my life to diabetes clinical research says SW patient

    1st August 2016

    Jane Owen of Plymouth believes she wouldn’t have survived Diabetes if it wasn’t for treatment advances informed by clinical research.

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About Diabetes research

Diabetes research aims to make advances in diabetes care by improving the coordination and quality of research into type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By focussing on methods of treatment, diagnosis, care and prevention of diabetes, we support a wide range of research.

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To achieve advances in research it is extremely important that the Diabetes Specialty receives input from people affected to help guide its progress.

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Case studies

  • Diabetes UK and CRN Diabetes collaboration boosts research drive

    Closer working between Diabetes UK and CRN Diabetes is injecting new ideas and innovation into diabetes research, which is good news for the 4 million people in the UK living with diabetes.

  • Engaging global communities in research learning

    Enabling understanding of clinical research and its role in improving healthcare is a core objective in the Network. In 2015 the Network’s Workforce, Learning and Organisational Development team partnered with the Digital Learning team at Leeds University to develop an online course; ‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’. The course is free, and available to anyone wanting to learn about clinical research.

  • Maintaining the UK's leading edge

    Eight senior clinical academics joined the ranks of the Network in 2015 as Specialty Cluster Leads. Their role? To ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of clinical research so that NHS patients can continue to benefit from leading-edge treatments. Insight magazine learns why and how.

  • Community engagement is key for diabetes research

    The population of NIHR Clinical Research Network: North Thames consists of around 80 percent ethnic minority groups and one of the largest communities is Bangladeshi. Traditionally, this group has not engaged with diabetes research, even though they are seven times more likely to have diabetes than white people.

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  • General enquiries - Diabetes

    Enquiries

    T: +44 (0)207 594 3390

    E: crndiabetes@nihr.ac.uk

  • Patient, carer and public enquiries

    T: 00 44+ (0)191 241 8989

    E: crnppie@nihr.ac.uk

  • New study enquiries (including the life-sciences industry)

    Initial enquiries about the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio

    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329

    E: supportmystudy@nihr.ac.uk

    www.supportmystudy.nihr.ac.uk

  • Existing study enquiries - non-commercial

    Enquiries about studies already on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio

    E: crncc.portfoliob@nihr.ac.uk

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