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The Clinical Research Network (CRN) South West Peninsula becomes the latest network to be chosen as a Pfizer INSPIRE site

Date: 10 April 2019 to 10 April 2096

We are proud to announce we are the latest network to be chosen as a Pfizer INSPIRE site.

Pfizer’s INSPIRE programme (Investigator Networks, Site Partnerships and Infrastructure for Research Excellence), is a strategic network of sites identified as highly productive, medically relevant and effective in conducting clinical trials.

Prospective sites must meet strict criteria such as running trials to the highest standards, ensuring high-quality staff and resources and expertise in key disease areas related to Pfizer’s R&D pipeline.

The South West Peninsula has now become the sixth UK site to be recognised for its investment into its clinical trials research infrastructure. The new partnership provides Pfizer with access to facilities, investigators, and a well-categorised group of patients, as well as encouraging both doctors and patients in the region to participate in local clinical trials.

 Karolina Rask, Director of Clinical Site Management, Pfizer UK, said: "We’re delighted to be partnering with the NIHR Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula. The range of therapeutic areas and the expertise in the Peninsula nicely aligns with how we work at Pfizer. Through the collaboration, we will be able to share knowledge and experience in clinical research that will help bring innovative new medicines to patients in the UK, and all over the world.”

Dr Pauline McGlone, Chief Operating Officer, CRN South West Peninsula, said the partnership would foster further research growth in the region.

"I am delighted that the South West Peninsula is now working with Pfizer as one of their INSPIRE sites. This gives the region the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with Pfizer to support growth in research across a number of speciality areas. This will allow our patients access to novel treatments and for our clinicians and staff to be involved in research across the healthcare system," she said.

Dr Michael Gibbons, Clinical Director for theCRN SWP, said: “I am proud that the NIHR South West Peninsula has been awarded INSPIRE status.  We look forward to working strategically with our colleagues in Pfizer.  I have no doubt this partnership will bring increased opportunities to the patients we serve, and as such I am both excited and optimistic.”

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