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    North Thames Research Award Winners

    23rd August 2016

    The winners of the research awards – run in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, were announced this month by the NIHR . The prestigious awards, which recognise outstanding contributions from research-active NHS consultants and trainees were given to 10 successful nominees from a wide band of National applications. Not one, but two of these awards were won by Clinicians in the North Thames geography.

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    £1 million to develop dementia diagnosis software

    22nd August 2016

    UCL researchers have been awarded £1 million to develop ground-breaking software to improve dementia diagnosis. A prototype of the software, known as BrainMiner, is being trialled at University College Hospital and will be made available for public release in summer 2017.

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    Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine awards – now open for entries

    22nd August 2016

    The awards aim to recognise outstanding contributions of NHS clinicians to the conduct of NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio research studies.

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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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Patient and Public Involvement

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

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Case studies

  • Diabetes UK and CRN Diabetes collaboration boosts research drive

    Closer working between Diabetes UK and CRN Diabetes is injecting new ideas and innovation into diabetes research, which is good news for the 4 million people in the UK living with diabetes.

  • 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.

  • Bridging the gap

    Assessing a person with dementia in a research study requires a high level of skill and expertise. Having experienced raters available can affect whether the life-sciences industry choose to run a study in the UK. Insight Monthly investigates an innovative programme to increase the number of raters in the Clinical Research Network.

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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
    London
    W1T 7HA

    T: +44 (0)207 679 9695

    E: crn.norththames@nihr.ac.uk

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Dr James Lyddiard

    T: +44 (0)207 679 9695

    E: j.lyddiard@ucl.ac.uk

  • Clinical Director

    Professor Lyn Chitty

    T: +44 (0)207 679 9695

    E: l.chitty@ucl.ac.uk

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