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    Awards honour Thames Valley researchers and public

    17th October 2016

    Local people, NHS staff and others who have made a difference to health research were honoured during a special ceremony at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, on Wednesday night (12/10).

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    Insight Monthly: Dermatology/Collaborating with the life-sciences industry

    10th October 2016

    The next round of Insight Monthly articles is live. This month’s articles fall under two themes. The first is Dermatology and the second is 'collaborating with the life-sciences industry'.

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    NHS Blood and Transplant nominated for HSJ research award

    4th October 2016

    NHS Blood and Transplant has been shortlisted for this year’s HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award, sponsored by the NIHR.

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About CRN: Thames Valley and South Midlands

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands 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 Thames Valley and South Midlands area.


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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).

  • Staying one step ahead of influenza

    Seasonal flu vaccines are essential to the prevention of flu worldwide. Over the last two years the NIHR Clinical Research Network has successfully supported studies in the UK for Seqirus – one of the world’s leading flu vaccine providers. Insight Monthly asked Dr David Bibby, Clinical Operations and vaccine specialist at Seqirus, why their relationship with the Network has been so successful.

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