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    First global patients update

    15th December 2015

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network has recruited 10 first global patients since the beginning of April 2015.

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    Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSi Appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser with the Research and Development Portfolio for the Department of Health

    2nd December 2015

    Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSi has been apointed as Chief Scientific Adviser, with the Research and Development Portfolio for the Department Health.

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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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About Gastroenterology Research

We oversee research that deals with diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, intestinal tract, liver and biliary tree, and pancreas. This means that we support a wide range of research studies such as those involving diseases of the oesophagus and digestive tract, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and studies on the development and function of the digestive tract.

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Useful links

View a list of links to professional associations and other organisations related to Gastroenterology research.

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Patient, carer and public information

Patients are at the centre of our work. As a patient, carer or as a member of the public you can get involved by taking part in research, or by helping to shape research.

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Case studies

  • To endoscopy or not to endoscopy?

    The Comprehensive Clinical Research Network and the NIHR Cancer Research Network are three years into a 10-year study that monitors people with Barrett’s oesophagus; a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

  • Putting it into practice

    Successive government health policies, and more recently the Coalition Government's Plan for Growth, emphasise the importance of retaining a profitable domestic life-sciences industry. This case study takes a look at how The Network has been putting this into practice locally.

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Key contacts

  • Existing portfolio enquiries

    Enquiries about existing studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio


  • New portfolio enquiries

    Initial enquiries about the NIHR CRN Portfolio

    T: +44 (0)113 343 0329


  • Industry enquiries

    Enquiries from the life-sciences industry

    T: +44 (0)113 343 4555


  • Research Delivery Manager

    Rasha De Marco

    T: +44 (0)20 3313 4045


    Clinical areas covered: anesthesia & pain, critical care, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology, hepatology, microbiology, injuries & emergencies, opthamology, respiratory and surgery.

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