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CRN Greater Manchester - Junior Doctor Research Census


Junior doctors are being asked to share their experiences of clinical research in a new census being carried out in Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire.  

The project is being led by Dr Sam Hey, an Internal Medical Trainee at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester. 

Junior doctors or postgraduate doctors in training constitute a valuable cohort of clinicians who have the potential to be the future Principal Investigators (PIs) of clinical research. With 8,000 doctors starting clinical practice each year, they represent a significant workforce.

As someone who has developed a passion for research having taken a year out of training to pursue his interest in Infectious Diseases as a Clinical Research Fellow, Dr Hey is keen to ensure fellow junior doctors do not miss opportunities to follow career paths in research. 

With CRN Greater Manchester, Dr Hey has created a Junior Doctor Research Census designed to highlight junior and postgraduate doctors' experiences of clinical research in Greater Manchester, East Cheshire and East Lancashire at the earliest stages of training.

Feedback from the census will be used to develop NIHR CRN Greater Manchester-driven projects and tools to facilitate junior and postgraduate doctor involvement in clinical research and support them in becoming the future PIs of the region. 

The census can be completed via an online form. The deadline for responses is midnight on 26 June 2022.