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    New date announced for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    19th August 2016

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has announced the next launch date for the next Massive Open Online Course, which will run on 7 November 2016 for the third time since it was developed in 2015.

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    The Nursing Times features innovative recruitment model created by NIHR nursing team

    15th July 2016

    Written by the 2015 winners of the Clinical Research Nursing category of the Nursing Times Awards, based at the NIHR Cambridge BioResource, the article highlights a novel recruitment model with a focus on volunteer recruitment including strategies for engagement and retention of recruitment to research studies.

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    Hepatology: New survey launches to prioritise research into alcohol-related liver disease

    13th July 2016

    The NIHR and the British Society of Gastroenterology are inviting anyone affected by alcohol-related liver disease to take part in a new survey to help shape the research agenda.

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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

  • 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 an online course; ‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’. The course is free, and available to anyone wanting to learn about clinical research.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Assistant Specialty Cluster Lead

    Jane Beety

    E: jane.beety@nihr.ac.uk

  • Existing study enquiries - life-sciences industry

    Enquiries about studies already on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio

    E: crncc.support@nihr.ac.uk

  • Existing study enquiries - non-commercial

    Enquiries about studies already on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio

    E: crncc.portfolioa@nihr.ac.uk

  • General enquiries - Hepatology

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

    E: crnhepatology@nihr.ac.uk

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