We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to patient care and work collaboratively with other NHS providers to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the area.
We make sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves to in the day-to-day work of the NHS across the North East and North Cumbria area. This includes Trusts, primary care organisations and any other qualified providers of NHS services.
We offer a wide range of services to support the delivery of clinical research across the North East and North Cumbria.
This includes supporting you and your study, helping to develop your workforce, increasing the opportunities for patients to take part in research and raising the profile of research in the area.
We have a team in place to support research delivery. This team includes staff with expertise in Chief Investigator support, study set up, commercial studies and primary care. You can find out more about this team on the 'Our Services' page, or you can contact the team by emailing them: NENCStudies@nihr.ac.uk
One of our key aims is to support the development of the local clinical research workforce resulting in the delivery of high quality NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies. Learning and Development course information can be found on our 'events page'.
You can also access a range of useful information, videos and documents on our 'CRN NENC Learning Resources' website.
Our Engagement team supports Communications and Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE).
To find out more about PPIE, visit our 'Patients and the Public' page.
In the meantime you can view news from around our region on Newsroom. If you have any news you would like to share, please email our communications team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Newsroom to read the most up-to-date news from around the region.
MedConnect North is a joint initiative funded and supported by NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria and the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria.
MedConnect North aims to offer a bespoke service to SMEs, National and International Medical Technology Companies, providing guidance and assistance throughout the Medical Technology Research and Innovation Pathway. The group supports companies to form partnerships with Academia and the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria region. In addition, MedConnect North supports NHS staff to encourage, drive and develop innovation, within their organisation.
Find out more about MedConnect North.