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    Spotlight: Research Delivery Manager Frances Doyle

    19 March 2021

    National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CRN South London Research Delivery Manager Frances Doyle talks about her passion for supporting innovation in clinical trials, as well as what she is most looking forward to doing once the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

    Spotlight: Deputy Chief Operating Officer Dawn Beaumont-Jewell

    25 February 2021

    National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CRN South London Deputy Chief Operating Officer Dawn Beaumont-Jewell talks about what it has been like to help steer the Network through a global pandemic, as well as her efforts to support her local community.

    Spotlight: Administrative Assistant Angharad Linnard

    22 January 2021

    National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CRN South London Administrative Assistant Angharad Linnard shares her pride in supporting the scientific community during a global pandemic. The aspiring author also talks about writing a novel while working full time.

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    Delivering MoonShot - Pam's Story

    25 November 2020

    Research Delivery Manager Pam writes about the challenges of delivering the Falcon-MoonShot Study at three sites in the West Midlands

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    Zoe Lampshire: Working on the FALCON study

    13 November 2020

    Moonshot, an arm of the FALCON study, was classed as the highest priority study from the Department of Health and Social Care. Zoe Lampshire, Clinical Research Practitioner at the CRN West of England (CRN WE) tells us about her experience of working on the study.

    Spotlight: Study Support Service Lead Dr Ji Luo

    30 October 2020

    National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CRN South London Study Support Service (SSS) Lead Dr Ji Luo talks about the SSS team, research and her love of experiencing new cultures, foods and countries.

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    Dr Jenny Eachus: Launching the PRINCIPLE study in Primary Care

    14 October 2020

    The PRINCIPLE study is the first clinical trial in UK COVID-19 patients taking place in primary care. As COVID-19 disproportionately affects people aged over 65 years old or over 50 years old with comorbidities, the study aims to test a range of treatments for this population. Dr Jenny Eachus tells us about COVID-19 research at Westbury-on-Trym Primary Care Centre in Bristol, and about their experience of setting up and launching the PRINCIPLE trial during the early days of the pandemic.

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    Your path in research: Dr. Nikki Cotterill PhD BSc (Hons) RN

    13 October 2020

    As part of this year’s Your Path in Research campaign, we are sharing some inspiring stories from research staff in the West of England. We spoke with Dr. Nikki Cotterill PhD BSc (Hons) RN to find out more about her research journey and her advice for anyone looking to start a career in research.

    Spotlight: Communications Manager Lewis Deakin

    25 September 2020

    National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CRN South London Communications Manager Lewis Deakin talks candidly about how his involvement in research was shaped by his grandparents. He also spoke about his whirlwind year that has seen him move from a Band 4 role into a Band 6 managerial position.

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    Samantha Clarke: The RECOVERY trial at North Bristol Trust

    02 July 2020

    The RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial has announced that the steroid dexamethasone has been identified as the first drug to improve survival rates in certain coronavirus patients. We spoke to Samantha Clarke, Lead Research Nurse at North Bristol Trust, about her experience working on the RECOVERY trial and what this news means to her.

    Research practitioner proud to support response to COVID-19

    19 June 2020

    Clinical Research Practitioner Natalie Long works for the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) South London and she is currently helping to deliver the national RECOVERY trial at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH). Here, Natalie speaks about the pride she feels in helping to play her part in the global search for a treatment for COVID-19.

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    Research Learning Resources now live

    20 May 2020

    International Clinical Trials day is a celebration of the vital research taking place and the teams who deliver it. We want to take this opportunity to announce the launch of Research Learning Resources, a "Hitchhiker's Guide" to the Clinical Research Network.