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    'What MOOC means to me' TweetChat will highlight learner experiences

    26th May 2016

    If you’re a healthcare professional, patient, carer or member of the public, curious about research and how it improves healthcare, then why not join our ‘What MOOC Means to me’ TweetChat to learn more. You can post a questions and join in the conversation about the MOOC by joining our TweetChat by tweeting us at @NIHRCRN using #NHSresearch during the session.

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    NIHR Nurses recognised by Chris Whitty for International Nurses Day

    12th May 2016

    12 May marks the day when Nurses all over the world are celebrated for their hard work and contribution to International health, and for the NIHR CRN, we celebrate the crucial work of NIHR Research Nurses in ensuring the smooth delivery of clinical research across England.

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    All welcome to share 'What MOOC means to me' in TweetChat

    6th May 2016

    The start of the next National Institute for Health research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Leeds Univesity Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 'Improving Healthcare through Research' commences on 6 June. The TweetChat aims to bring together patients who have already undertaken the MOOC to provide their experience and help answer questions that people may have about what it is like to do the MOOC, and also research professional, patients and the public who are interested in research and are thinking about signing up.

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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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Case studies

  • 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.

  • 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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