What's it like being involved in NIHR research?
The NIHR are asking people to take part in a short survey of your experiences as a patient, carer, service user or member of the public of being involved in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research and other activities over the past 12 months.
NIHR welcomes new Life Sciences Sector Deal
The NIHR has welcomed the publication of the Government’s second Life Sciences Sector Deal which aims to strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in health research. The Deal announced today includes commitments from both the Government and the Life Sciences Industry to continue to significantly invest in the health research areas that provide the greatest opportunity for the UK. #
Research Impact: Improving Patient Care - winner revealed!
Last night was the Bright Ideas in Health Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria and held at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead on Thursday 29 November.
NMAHP Clinical Leadership Roles
Early in 2018 the Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria (CRN NENC) Executive agreed funding to support the pilot of a small number of Clinical Research Leadership posts in the region as part of the joint CRN NENC and Health Education England North East (HEENE) Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) strategy.
CI and PI Training Courses
During December and January, we will be running a number of courses for researchers who are planning on becoming, or have recently became, a Chief Investigator or Principal Investigator.
Meet Donna Middleton, a Patient Research Ambassador from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
My name is Donna Middleton, I’m 57 years old and recently retired. Before I retired, I worked in customer services, and was involved in setting up engagement and involvement opportunities in the community.
New! - Apply for an Accelerating Digital Award
The Accelerating Digital Festival Awards aim to celebrate and recognise the best innovations and most creative approaches to the delivery of digital improvement across the CRN. Applicants are welcome from anyone working within the CRN with a digital innovation they are proud of.
MPs spread the word about Join Dementia Research
Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage MP, has announced her support for Join Dementia Research after the team met with MPs and peers in the Houses of Parliament.
The ISCOMAT - Improving the Safety and Continuity of Medicines Management at Transitions of care - study is looking for NHS trust sites to take part across the country
Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber has produced a video encouraging NHS trust sites to take part in the Improving the Safety and Continuity of Medicines Management at Transitions of care (ISCOMAT) study.
Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies
A new paper published today highlights how some 76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in studies of eye disease to improve research and innovation.
Clinical Research Fellowships in Neuromuscular Diseases
The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre are seeking three Clinical Research Fellows. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world leading centres for neuromuscular research.
NIHR launches nurse and midwife research leadership programme
A brand new senior nurse and midwife research leadership programme launched on 1 November will “strengthen the research voice” and “drive improvements in future care”, says the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
NMAHP Consultant / Clinical Specialist Questionnaire
Responses to date: 86!!
This short survey is designed to help CRN NENC better understand the development needs, barriers and enablers of NMAHP Consultants and Specialist NMAHP Clinicians incorporating research and the evaluation of research within their roles. The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and closes on Friday 19 December.
First Networking and News Event for Clinical Research Practitioners
Taking place towards the end of November, we're pleased to announce the first network event aimed at Clinical Research Practitioners (CRP) - research staff who do not hold a professional registration.
Dr Yitka Graham becomes NMAHP Strategic Research Lead for South Tyneside and Sunderland
New appointment to encourage South Tyneside and Sunderland Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) to enter research to improve patient care.
Television Coverage for LiTEFORM Cancer Study
ITV Tyne Tees aired a news piece on the LiTEFORM trial, which looks into reducing the side of effects radiotherapy has on patients' mouths, with the use of light lasers.
NENC Appoint new Deputy Clinical Director, Professor Caroline Wroe
Professor Caroline Wroe joins the CRN NENC senior management team as Deputy Clinical Director. Alongside this most recent appointment, Caroline is a Consultant Kidney specialist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor at Teesside University.