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  • Dr Rebecca Macfarlane and her team

    Building a new research site - Dr Rebecca Macfarlane

    10 November 2017

    Led by Dr Rebecca Macfarlane, Epsom and St Helier University hospitals have recently recruited their first patients into a research study in the Injuries and Emergencies Specialty. Dr Macfarlane took advantage of strategic funding from the CRN South London to set up infrastructure for the Trust's Emergency Departments so it could become a recruiting site for CRN portfolio studies .

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  • Prof Heather Jarman

    Top research team nominated for Nursing Times award

    10 November 2017

    In the space of four years Professor Heather Jarman’s team has turned St George’s Hospital into a successful site for recruiting patients into Injuries and Emergency studies. The team was nominated for a Nursing Times award this year in recognition of their achievements.

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  • Public Engagement: A Practical Guide

    Researchers behind leading children's heart surgery survival website launch new patient and public engagement guide

    07 November 2017

    RESEARCHERS from a flagship NIHR-funded study helping parents understand survival data about children’s heart surgery have launched a new best practice guide for involving patients and the public in research.

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  • Managing Clinical Trials course graduates - CRN South London 250sq

    Workforce development round-up

    07 November 2017

    A lot has been going on in NIHR workforce development across South London over the last quarter from adopting new frameworks and celebrating our ‘Planning and Managing Clinical Trials’ course graduates, to the production of workforce induction videos…

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  • Schwartz Center Rounds

    Sharing experiences improves wellbeing of healthcare staff

    27 October 2017

    Healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, improved teamwork and increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues, an NIHR-funded study reveals.

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  • Ellen Wright at Primary Care Research Event

    Event to grow primary care research a success

    27 October 2017

    A successful event was held by the CRN South London Primary Care Team last month on the 16th floor of Guy’s Tower, Guy’s Hospital…

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  • Ray Chaudhuri

    Specialty lead wins RCP/NIHR research award

    25 October 2017

    Consultant and researcher Professor K Ray Chaudhuri was presented with an award for outstanding research leadership from the Royal College of Practitioners (RCP) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at the RCP Harveian Lecture on 18 October.

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  • Mark Samaan

    Trainee researcher wins RCP/NIHR award

    24 October 2017

    Mark Samaan, a Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has won an award from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) that recognises outstanding contributions of trainees who are active in research.

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  • CRN strategy Available now

    Newly published Clinical Research Nursing Strategy shows research nurses as ‘visible leaders’

    04 October 2017

    A strategy setting out the direction of travel for Clinical Research Nurses has been released by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The strategy sets out the next set of strategic goals for 2017-2020.

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  • Inhaler

    Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks

    04 October 2017

    Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research funded by the NIHR.

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  • research nurses alongside clinical nurses

    New nursing strategy released

    04 October 2017

    A new strategy for research nurses has been published by the National Institute for Health Research that runs up to 2020. Innovation and the use of digital technology is one of four key priorities in the strategy.

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  • CREST Award

    CREST Award nomination deadline extended

    29 September 2017

    The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) Cancer Research Excellence in Surgical Trials (CREST) award nomination deadline has been extended. An opportunity for further nominations to be submitted is now available for an additional week after the decision was made to extend the nomination deadline to Friday 6 October 2017.

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  • Heart

    New blood test to detect heart attack

    28 September 2017

    A team at King’s College London have developed a blood test that can be used to rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes.

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  • Associate Professor Philip Evans

    Podcast: The changing role of research in general practice

    26 September 2017

    Associate Professor Philip Evans explains all on The General Practice Podcast

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  • Allan Gaw purple

    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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  • MOOC clinical trials

    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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  • research nurse strategy

    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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