About Our Specialty | Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

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The Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Specialty is one of over 30 Specialties which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise. Research-interested clinicians and practitioners at both national and local levels, ensure that metabolic and endocrine disorders studies receive the right support to be delivered successfully in the NHS.

Who we are

The NIHR is the most integrated health research system in the world, and the largest national clinical research funder in Europe. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) supported more than 100 studies last year, and recruited 9,981 patients to metabolic and endocrine disorders studies.

The NIHR supports research studies through our funding programmes, training and support for health researchers, and through providing world-class research facilities. We also support dialogue between the life sciences industry and charities to benefit all, and facilitate the involvement of patients and the public to make research more effective.