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    NIHR CRN 'Business of Discovery' podcast series launched

    15th September 2016

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has today released its first podcast as part of a series of monthly audio bites to inform about the discovery of research.

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    Registration opens for 'Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research' MOOC

    6th September 2016

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) recently announced the launch date for the next Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), to commence on 7 November 2016. Anyone interested in the course could register their interest, however, registration to sign up to the course, is now officially open.

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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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About Stroke Research

Clinical research into stroke takes place at every stage along the stroke patient pathway from prevention, to treatment and rehabilitation. Clinical studies also take place in diverse settings from specialist hospital units, to community rehabilitation centres and in patient’s homes.

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Useful links to charities, support groups, advice and stroke networks.

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Patient, Carer and Public Involvement

Patients and carers have a vital role to play in increasing knowledge about the causes, treatment and consequences of stroke from prevention through to diagnosis, acute care and rehabilitation. We are committed to involving patients and carers at all levels of the organisation and within all levels of the research process.

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Enabling people with aphasia to participate in research: resources for stroke researchers

One third of patients have communication problems after a stroke, this is known as aphasia. People who have aphasia are often excluded from participating in research studies due to the difficulties of recruiting patients into studies with this condition.

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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.

  • Art in the frame for stroke rehabilitation study

    HeART of Stroke study trials the use of an arts approach to stroke rehabilitation in the Eastern region.

  • Four Ps of Research and the Visibility project

    The Four Ps of Research is an approach to care and research for stroke patients adopted by the stroke research team at CRN: Yorkshire and Humber.

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