The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network: North Thames is hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout the North Thames area.
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Research in Primary Care in the North Thames area
The NIHR Clinical Research Network: North Thames helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the North Thames area.
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Here are just a few of some of the fantastic Events that took place around North Thames for ICTD 2015
Patient and Public Involvement
Visit our ‘About’ page for links to North Thames specific public involvement information.
Local Opportunites to be Involved
International Clinical Trials Day Events
Professor Jane Nixon, Deputy Director of the Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit, has recently been appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator. This prestigious award recognises her contribution to research over the last decade.
North Devon nurses recruited the first patient in the country to an NIHR-funded study using text messaging with the aim of reducing sexually transmitted infections in young people. This achievement was all the more remarkable because it was a research study debut for this Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust team of nurses and health advisers based in a city centre walk in treatment centre.
In 2007, the clinical research environment for children underwent a major transformation. The European Union introduced its Paediatric Regulation, which meant that any company developing a drug for adults was legally obliged to consider how it could be developed for children. It’s no coincidence that two years earlier, the NIHR introduced its Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN).
Research not only benefits patients and clinical knowledge but can also lead to savings for the NHS. Whilst heading the Barts Health NHS Trust haemophilia research portfolio, Prof. Pasi in the North East Thames region and Pratima Chowdhury in central Thames, speak about cost savings through research.
For a named list of all CRN: North Thames contacts, including specialty leads, or a photo Directory of our LCRN team, please see 'About' and follow the 'Contact us' link
CRN: North Thames Central Office
170 Tottenham Court Road
Chief Operating Officer
Dr James Lyddiard
Professor Lyn Chitty