Health and Care Professionals

How can we help you?

We offer a wide range of services to support the delivery of health and care research across the North East and North Cumbria.

This includes supporting you and your study, helping to develop your workforce, increasing opportunities for patients to take part in research, and raising the profile of research in the area.

Study Delivery

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 'Study Support' page, or you can contact the team by emailing them.


Our Engagement team supports Communications and Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE). To find out more about PPIE, visit our 'Patients, Carers and the Public' page.

If you have any news to share, please email our communications team:

You can also follow us on Twitter: @NIHRCRN_NENCumb or LinkedIn: NIHR CRN NENC

Learning and Development 

We are committed to delivering high quality training to local research staff who are involved in delivering studies on the NIHR CRN Portfolio.

Access to such training enables research staff to understand their own roles and responsibilities and to conduct studies to the highest ethical and scientific standards.

Find out more about the training we offer.

MedConnect North

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 offers a bespoke service to small and medium-sized medical technology companies, providing guidance throughout the medical technology research and innovation pathway. The group helps companies form partnerships with academia and the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria. In addition, MedConnect North supports NHS staff to encourage, drive, and develop innovation within their organisation.

Their vision is to provide support in order to expedite the launch of new technologies and services to improve patient care and positively contribute to the regional economy.

Visit the MedConnect North website to find out more.

Your path in research

Your path in research is an NIHR campaign which highlights the benefits of working in research and the rewarding career opportunities it can provide.  If you are a health and social care professional interested in research, the campaign explains:

  • why you should engage with research
  • four easy ways to start your research career
  • how to enhance your research career

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