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NIHR 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 research to take place across the region. Our vision is to improve health and care outcomes for the people of the North East and North Cumbria through research.

About us

NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria promotes increased opportunities for people to take part in health and social research, facilitates effective and efficient study setup and delivery, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract research in health and social settings.

Our vision is to improve health and care outcomes for the people of the North East and North Cumbria through research. This is demonstrated in our Impact Report 2020/21.

Hosted by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we are passionate about the contribution clinical research can make to people's lives. By working collaboratively with NHS trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified providers of health and social care services, we can translate that passion into the effective delivery of research studies. We make sure health and social research occupies the place it deserves in the day-to-day work of the NHS, care homes and hospices and we increasingly support research into public health, for example in local authorities, schools and other community settings.

Our ENRICH network brings together care home staff, residents and their families with researchers. It provides a toolkit of resources to help care homes make the most of research and researchers to set up and run studies effectively and collaboratively in care homes. 


Our Partners

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

Our Trusts:

Our CCGs:

Contact Us

CRN NENC Executive Team

Clinical Director: Professor Caroline Wroe
Chief Operating Officer: Morag Burton
Deputy Chief Operating Officer: Chris Speed
Deputy Clinical Director: Dr Alan Bagnall

Please contact the Administration Team in the first instance if you would like to speak to our Senior Management Team.

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NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria
Regent Point
Regent Farm Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

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