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    Insight Monthly: Prevention / Surgery

    29th July 2016

    The next round of Insight Monthly articles is live. This month’s articles fall under two themes; prevention and surgery.

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    Creating an innovation and research culture in a complex system

    29th July 2016

    ‘Creating an innovation and research culture in a complex system’ is an exciting new position paper that was developed in collaboration between NIHR and London South Bank University.

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    CRN Eastern Research Nurse MADE the grade

    21st July 2016

    Making the decision to take part in dementia research can be a brave, complex and often selfless step for a patient to take, and the researchers supporting their trial journey are central to their experience.

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The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Eastern helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the Eastern area.

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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.

  • Bridging the gap

    Assessing a person with dementia in a research study requires a high level of skill and expertise. Having experienced raters available can affect whether the life-sciences industry choose to run a study in the UK. Insight Monthly investigates an innovative programme to increase the number of raters in the Clinical Research Network.

  • PROFILE: Esther Harris, Clinical Research Network Eastern PPIE Representative

    Enlisting a Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) or lay representative on a research team has been relatively uncommon to date, but teams in Clinical Research Network Eastern have embraced the chance to include an alternative perspective by getting PPIE representative, Esther Harris, involved in their research.

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