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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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    Join NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer at the NCRI 2016 Conference

    23rd September 2016

    The NCRI Conference will take place from 6 - 9 November 2016 in Liverpool. The Conference is the UK’s premier annual cancer research meeting attracting around 2000 delegates. This years Conference programme showcases the best in basic science, clinical trials, qualitative research and dataset analysis, and provides a forum for researchers from different disciplines to exchange knowledge and ideas.

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The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Wessex 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 Wessex 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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Key contacts

  • CRN: Wessex Clinical Director

    Professor John Primrose

    T: 02381 206 144


  • CRN: Wessex Clinical Director

    Professor Rob Peveler

    T: 02381 208 948


  • CRN: Wessex Host Organisation

    Strawberry Fields
    Berrywood Business Village
    Tollbar Way
    Hedge End
    SO30 2UN

  • CRN: Wessex Chief Operating Officer

    Rebecca McKay

    T: 01489 771 110


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