The NIHR Clinical Research Network has launched a sponsored supplement in the HSJ, to celebrate its achievements since its inception in 2006. The Network is now in its ninth year and has undergone a restructure in April 2014 to ensure it is fit-for-purpose to make greater strides in clinical research for patients.
Three million patients have participated in NIHR Clinical Research Network studies in the last six years – that’s three million patients who have helped to change treatment and care options for millions of other people and perhaps benefitted themselves along the way. None of this would be possible without the NIHR Clinical Research Network and this is just one of the achievements being celebrated.
Jonathan Sheffield Chief Executive Officer at the NIHR Clinical Research Network says:
“I’m delighted we are showcasing the Network’s activities and achievements in this supplement, and I hope you’ll be as inspired as I am by what the NIHR is achieving in the NHS to improve patient care. We all have a role to play but through hard work and by working together, we can ensure clinical research drives the NHS forward with innovative healthcare solutions and make continued progress for our patients.”
The supplement features a mix of articles and case studies with contributions from across the business and external partners, including:
- The development of the research portfolio across a range of disease and specialty areas
- How services have developed to meet the needs of commercial industry
- How technology is taking research delivery to the next level
- How we are ensuring that a widening range of healthcare professionals are able to deliver studies in an ever changing landscape of research
The National Institute for Health Research - Clinical Research Network: delivering research to make patients, and the NHS, better.