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Update March 20: COVID-19 / NIHR research

Update March 20: COVID-19 / NIHR research

The below information is for staff that we at the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands (LCRN) support regarding the ongoing COVID-19 / coronavirus situation.

The LCRN will publish updates regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our activities on this website, please check back for updates. Please also see our Twitter page for regular updates and sign up for our staff newsletter.

The NIHR has provided information on steps all NIHR will be taking going forward, which you can read here. The key points are: 

  • The NIHR Clinical Research Network is pausing the site set up of any new or ongoing studies at NHS and social care sites that are not nationally prioritised COVID-19 studies.
  • Staff working on topics other than COVID-19 should prioritise frontline care, where requested to do so by their employing organisations.
  • Researchers should consult with their employers to make facilities which currently support research studies available for frontline care.

Read the full statement here