Edition 2 of Insight magazine published

News   •   Mar 30, 2015 12:53 BST

The second edition of Insight magazine - clinical research community news - is now available to view.

HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award 2015 - competition now open

News   •   Mar 26, 2015 15:29 GMT

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is sponsoring the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Clinical Research Impact award again this year.

Research-active trusts have better patient outcomes, study shows

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2015 14:31 GMT

A study, published in February, showed that patients cared for in research- active acute NHS Trusts have better outcomes.

Ground-breaking new national service empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2015 13:59 GMT

A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launched on 24 February 2015.

Celebrating Network achievements in the HSJ

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2015 16:00 GMT

The NIHR Clinical Research Network has launched a sponsored supplement in the HSJ, to celebrate its achievements since its inception in 2006.

CRN launches INSIGHT magazine

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2015 15:54 GMT

The NIHR Clinical Research Network has today launched its new flagship magazine: Insight.The launch of the new corporate magazine follows the transition of the Clinical Research Network (CRN) to its new structure which took place earlier this year.


Press releases   •   Nov 20, 2014 11:55 GMT

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has won a prestigious national award for the work it has done to maximise clinical research activity across the Trust. The “Clinical Research Impact” award was presented to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust at a ceremony on London’s Park Lane last night (19 November 2014). Danetre Medical Practice (GP surgery) was highly commended as a runner up.

Nine out of ten people would be willing to take part in research

Press releases   •   Oct 16, 2014 08:00 BST

A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) shows that 89% of people would be willing to take part in clinical research if they were diagnosed with a medical condition or disease – with an all-time-low figure of just 3% saying they would not consider it at all.

NIHR Clinical Research Network's GCP training now recognised by TransCelerate

Press releases   •   Sep 29, 2014 14:24 BST

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network’s Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training has been added to the list of GCP programmes mutually recognised by TransCelerate member companies.

Patient recruitment to research studies hits three million

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2014 07:00 BST

More than three million NHS patients in England have taken part in research studies over the last six years supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

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Clinical Research Network

How do we keep improving treatments for NHS patients? Through clinical research...

Clinical research is the way that healthcare professionals gather evidence about "what works", so we can learn how to improve the treatments we give to NHS patients. Carrying out clinical research has always been a core part of the work of the NHS, and is enshrined in the NHS Constitution.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is funded by the Department of Health to deliver high quality clinical research in the NHS for the benefit of patients. We do this by providing NHS Trusts with funding to employ research nurses, and cover the use of facilities (such x-rays or scans) needed to do research. We also manage the delivery of clinical studies in the NHS - making sure that each study attracts the right numbers of patients in a timely way.

We deal with almost 3,000 research studies, and last year, through our work, more than half a million patients took part in clinical research studies in the NHS.


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