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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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    Nursing Times Awards 2015: Clinical Research Nurse winners announced

    13th November 2015

    The Nursing Times 2015 Award Ceremony was held last night in London, announcing the winners of the Clinical Research Nurse category, sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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About Hepatology research

We oversee research that deals with the diagnosis and management of patients with diseases of the liver, biliary tree, and pancreas. This means that we support a wide range of research studies such as those involving acute and chronic liver disease, liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, screening and treating viral hepatitis and genetic studies including pharmacogenetics.

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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

  • Time for clinical research to stand and deliver

    Hepatology research covers all diseases of the liver and biliary tree. Conducting clinical research across these disease areas can be complex. Despite this, real progress has been made in recent years. This article reflects on that progress and shines a spotlight on recent breakthroughs in hepatitis C research.

  • Harnessing enthusiasm and expertise

    Areas such as cancer, stroke and diabetes remain high on the research agenda. But what about medical specialties such as surgery, critical care and hepatology? Network Specialties have harnessed research enthusiasm and expertise in these areas - with impressive results...

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Key contacts

  • Existing portfolio enquiries

    Enquiries about existing studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio


  • General enquiries - Hepatology

    NIHR CRN Coordinating Centre
    Minerva House
    5 Montague Close
    SE1 9BB


  • 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


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