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CRN North East and North Cumbria

NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria provides the infrastructure to allow high-quality health and social care research to take place across the region, so that patients and the public can benefit from better health and healthcare.

Latest news about North East and North Cumbria

News: Newcastle Hospitals to run the first Virtual Clinical Trial in the North East

Newcastle Hospitals to launch first virtual trial in the North East
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News: North East NHS patients contribute key data to practice-changing COVID-19 study

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News: Digital PRES 2020/21 Launch in North East & North Cumbria

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About Us

We help to increase the opportunities for patients and the public to take part in health research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently. We are hosted by Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Our Partners

We work with 11 local NHS Trusts and 11 local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to support the delivery of clinical research to patients across our region.

Our Trusts:

Our CCGs:

Contact Us

CRN NENC Executive Team

Clinical Director: Professor Caroline Wroe

Chief Operating Officer: Morag Burton

Please contact the Administration Team in the first instance if you would like to speak to our Clinical Director or Chief Operating Officer.

Key network contacts
CRN North East and North Cumbria, Regent Point, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 3HD
Administration Team
T: +44 (0)191 2823845

Engagement Team

Our engagement team covers Communications and Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)


Study Delivery Team


Business Intelligence Team


Learning and Development Team

T: 0191 2823847


You can follow us on Twitter: @NIHRCRN_NENCumb