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    NIHR CRN Dermatology achieves first global patient in a Gorlin Syndrome study

    29th September 2016

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network Dermatology specialty has achieved first global patient in a Gorlin Syndrome study. This was achieved on 17 May 2016 at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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    Primary care research trailblazers applauded

    28th September 2016

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network is delighted to announce the winners of the research awards run in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (the College). These new awards, for members of the College, recognise research active NHS GPs and general practices that are demonstrating excellence and innovation in delivering NIHR research.

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    NIHR 2015/16 Research Activity League Table coming soon...

    27th September 2016

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) 2015/16 NHS research Activity League Table, showing the extent of research activity in NHS trusts in England is to be released on Tuesday 25 October 2016. The league table is published annually, and for the first time, will also detail the amount of commercial contract studies being delivered by each NHS trust.

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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

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Visit our ‘About’ page for links to North Thames specific public involvement information.

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Case studies

  • Professor Jane Nixon: A decade of research with the NIHR

    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.

  • 'Can do' attitude and teamwork achieves debut research first

    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.

  • Growing up - CRN Children at 10

    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).

  • Cost saving through research

    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.

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Key contacts

  • 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
    3rd Floor
    170 Tottenham Court Road
    W1T 7HA

    T: +44 (0)207 679 9695


  • Chief Operating Officer

    Dr James Lyddiard

    T: +44 (0)207 679 9695


  • Clinical Director

    Professor Lyn Chitty

    T: +44 (0)207 679 9695


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