The Gastroenterology Specialty is one of 30 Specialties which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise. Our membership is made up of research-interested clinicians and practitioners at both national and local levels. Our job is to ensure that the gastroenterology studies that are included in our national portfolio of research receive the right support to ensure they are delivered successfully in the NHS.
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.
View a list of links to professional associations and other organisations related to Gastroenterology research.
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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Assistant Specialty Cluster Lead
Existing portfolio enquiries
Enquiries about existing studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio
General enquiries - Gastroenterology
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Enquiries from the life-sciences industry