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Working with our Stakeholders

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Infection National Specialty Group membership includes representatives from Public Health England and The MRC Clinical Trials Unit. It works closely with its stakeholders to support the delivery of research in infectious diseases and microbiology including Urgent Public Health research and initiatives to improve the design and delivery of clinical trials for antibiotics.

Urgent Public Health Research

Urgent public health outbreaks can cause serious risk to human health. In the event of an urgent public health outbreak (e.g. a pandemic) the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network must be able to rapidly set-up relevant research studies and ensure that these studies are successfully conducted so that their findings can inform the on-going care of patients during the outbreak. The aim of the Clinical Research Network during an urgent public health outbreak will be to deliver identified research studies in an efficient and timely manner. This will involve both the national Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre and the Local Clinical Research Networks.


Combating Bacterial Resistance in Europe – improving clinical trials for antibiotics.

The challenge of antimicrobial development is so great that no organisation could take it on alone. COMBACTE will give antibiotic development in Europe a major boost by bringing together leading experts from universities, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies who are skilled in microbiology, epidemiology, drug development, and clinical trial design.

Find out more about COMBACTE.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASSH)

The objective of BASHH is to promote, encourage and improve the study and practice of diagnosing, treating and managing sexually transmitted infections, HIV and other sexual health problems.

Find out more about BASSH.

British HIV Association (BHIVA)

BHIVA is a leading UK association representing professionals in HIV care. Since 1995, they have been committed to providing excellent care for people living with and affected by HIV. BHIVA is a national advisory body on all aspects of HIV care and they provide a national platform for HIV care issues.

Find out more about BHIVA.

British Infection Association (BIA)

The BIA’s aims are to enhance the prevention, management, and control of infection and to improve professional representation on national bodies formulating policy about training, continuing professional development and delivering health care in the field of infection.

Find out more about BIA.

Healthcare Infection Society (HIS)

The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is a charity whose objectives are to advance knowledge of, foster scientific interest in and disseminate information about the prevention and control of hospital and other healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), to medical and allied professionals for the benefit of the public. HIS membership is largely medical, especially consultant microbiologists and trainees, and associate members (nurses and other health professionals with a professional interest in infection control).

Find out more about HIS.

Medical Research Council (MRC)

The Medical Research Council improves human health through world-class medical research. The MRC fund research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. Their research has resulted in life-changing discoveries for over a hundred years.

Find out more about the MRC.

Public Health England (PHE)

PHE is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health. PHE protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.

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Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH)

The RSTMH is dedicated to changing the face of global health through its network of Fellows across the world by facilitating training, education and the exchange of information. The RSTMH work at the cutting edge of the study, control and prevention of human and animal diseases worldwide, charting changing patterns and pioneering new interpretations of modern tropical medicine and global health.

Find out more about RSTMH.

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy. They are at the forefront of the antimicrobial chemotherapy field, the Society meets its aims by setting standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and use, both within the UK and overseas, supporting microbiologists in their practice, and the promotion and provision of channels through which its Members can ensure their continuing professional development.

Find out more about BSAC.

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate.

Find out more about the Wellcome Trust.

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation funds research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia and shares the knowledge gained by research so everyone can benefit. They raise awareness of meningitis and septicaemia, as well as supporting those affected by meningitis and septicaemia.

Find out more about Meningitis Research Foundation.