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    Latest Business of Discovery Podcast explores impact of Brexit on Research

    21 September 2017

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has released the latest podcast as part of the 'Business of Discovery' series. The fourteenth podcast is with guest Professor Emma Cave, who discusses the implications of Brexit on clinical research.

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    Free MOOC about research opens for fifth round

    08 September 2017

    The fifth NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is due to run again in November, and is now open for registration. The MOOC is a four week online course and is free of charge. The course works alongside online materials and online community of learners, and aims to answer some pertinent questions, including: 'How are treatments and cures discovered?' 'What is the impact of clinical research?' 'How do we undertake clinical research?' 'Why do we do clinical research?'

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  • Clare Meachin, Deputy COO South London

    Deputy Chief Operating Officer featured in Nursing Times

    08 September 2017

    Clare Meachin, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the CRN South London, has been featured in leading nursing magazine, Nursing Times talking about the new strategy for the clinical research nurse workforce of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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    New Priority Setting Partnership for Oral and Dental Health Research announced

    07 September 2017

    CRN Oral and Dental Health announced the news of a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership at the British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR) annual meeting today (7 September.)

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    NIHR Clinical Research Nurse Strategy coming soon

    07 September 2017

    A new strategy highlighting the direction of travel for Clinical Research Nurses is to be released in October 2017, and has recently been highlighted in an interview with the Nursing Times.

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  • NIHR Let's Get Digital competition

    Winners of the NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition announced

    04 September 2017

    The votes have been counted, the judges have had their say and the winners of the 2017 NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition have been decided!

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    Summer School continues to inspire young minds

    31 August 2017

    This summer the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) South London and the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London partnered up to host another successful summer school for GCSE students.

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    NIHR welcomes life sciences strategy to make UK ‘world-leading’

    30 August 2017

    Proposals to help the UK’s life sciences sector become an international benchmark for success were unveiled by Professor Sir John Bell during a speech today at the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Translational Medicine.

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    Newly funded NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives announced

    30 August 2017

    To coincide with the publication of the Life Science Industrial Strategy, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, announces £14.25 million funding to support 11 NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs).

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    NIHR Business of Discovery podcast series releases latest 'Role of Funder' edition

    17 August 2017

    The podcast is entitled 'The Role of the Research Funder' and includes an interview with the British Heart Foundation Medical Director Prof Sir Nilesh Samani. The short audio interview explores how research is funded and what the role of a research funder entails.

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    NIHR’s patient experience survey shows positive results

    10 August 2017

    A new survey from the NIHR Clinical Research Network shows that nearly 90 per cent of patients asked have had a good experience of participating in clinical research, and 86 per cent would be happy to take part in another research study if it was offered.

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  • CRESt Award 2017

    2017 Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials (CREST) Award open for entries

    10 August 2017

    The Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials (CREST) award has been created by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) and the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) to recognise surgical teams who have made the greatest contribution in recruiting to the NIHR cancer trials portfolio. This annual award is in its fourth year, and is open for nominations.

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    Outreach Recruitment: Pharmacists

    09 August 2017

    Over the past five months CRN South London primary care has been recruiting pharmacists for the research study: Community pharmacist provision of contraception services for women receiving opiate substitution treatment…

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    i4i Connect: funding for SMEs to accelerate medical technology development

    08 August 2017

    The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is launching a new funding stream - i4i Connect - aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach their next stage in the development pathway.

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  • Shelley Dolan, CRN South London Partnership Board Chair

    Introducing...Shelley Dolan

    03 August 2017

    Dr Shelley Dolan was recently appointed as Chair on the Partnership Board of the CRN South London and is Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Midwifery at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She said: “It is massively important for our patients, their families and for staff that we are always asking the question: ‘Can we do this better?’" Read about her duties as the Chair and her vision for research and care working hand-in-hand across South London...

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  • Wendy Mitchell, Join Dementia Research

    Join Dementia Research mid year update

    28 July 2017

    The year so far has seen the activities of Join Dementia Research (JDR) on a record high. From February to June 2017, JDR has been involved in a series of conferences, roadshows and talks…

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  • Allan Gaw podcasts

    Latest ‘Business of Discovery’ podcast explores ethical considerations in genetic research

    20 July 2017

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) has today released a new podcast as part of the monthly ‘Business of Discovery’ series of audio bites to inform about the discovery of research.This month’s podcast is the 12th in the series, and has a focus on the ethical considerations around genetics research.

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  • League table 2017

    NIHR annual league table and key statistics highlighting research activity coming soon

    20 July 2017

    The 2016/17 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) NHS Research Activity League Table and annual key statistics are to be released by the NIHR on Wednesday 2 August. This year, the national table will be released with the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) annual key statistics figures, which highlight the NIHR CRN national performance in delivering and supporting research in 2016/17.

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  • NIHR Let's Get Digital competition

    Shortlist revealed for the NIHR Let’s Get Digital Competition 2017

    19 July 2017

    The final 25 shortlisted entries to the NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition 2017 have been revealed

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  • PERFECTED study team

    Study focus: PERFECTED

    18 July 2017

    The aim of the PERFECTED study is to enhance the recovery of patients with a hip fracture who are also experiencing confusion. It’s recruiting across the UK and within the CRN South London, King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust has recently become the highest recruiting Trust in the country…

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