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    The Nursing Times features innovative recruitment model created by NIHR nursing team

    15th July 2016

    Written by the 2015 winners of the Clinical Research Nursing category of the Nursing Times Awards, based at the NIHR Cambridge BioResource, the article highlights a novel recruitment model with a focus on volunteer recruitment including strategies for engagement and retention of recruitment to research studies.

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    New case study: Engaging global communities in research learning

    12th July 2016

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new way to learn. They make learning accessible and engaging to people all over the world. This case study looks at how the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has utilised this pioneering delivery model to bring clinical research learning to more than 12,000 people across the globe.

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    Nursing Times Awards publish 'Clinical Research Nursing' shortlist

    7th July 2016

    The Nursing Times Awards is a prestigious annual event aimed to recognise Nurses for ther contributions to healthcare, and this years finalists for the Clinical Research Nursing category, sponsored by the NIHR Clinical research Network, has been published on the Nursing Times website.

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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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Case studies

  • 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 a MOOC; ‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’. The MOOC 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.

  • Research changed my life - Paul - diabetes/heart

    Research changed my life because... the personal care and attention I received from my research team saved my life.

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