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National Metabolic and Endocrine Clinical Specialty Group

Each of our 15 Local Clinical Research Networks has at least one nominated local Clinical Specialty Research Lead for Metabolic and Endocrine studies. These clinicians lead research groups to promote and support Metabolic and Endocrine research within the NHS trusts in their area.

At a national level the local leads come together to manage the national Metabolic & Endocrine research portfolio. This involves regularly reviewing the progress of studies, identifying barriers to recruitment, and coming up with solutions and strategies to help overcome those barriers. Our National Specialty Group of clinical experts offer advice and support to commercial and non-commercial customers looking to conduct research in the NHS.

Meet our National Specialty group members

Metabolic & Endocrine disorders National Specialty Group members


Are you a patient or carer, a life sciences company or a health and social care professional? The NIHR can support you in your research journey.

Patients and carers

Patients and carers are at the heart of NIHR-supported clinical research. New and better metabolic & endocrine disorder treatments and services are only made possible because people take part in our research.

More than 725,000 people helped the NHS improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in NIHR supported clinical studies in 2017/18. Join in and make a difference. Learn more about the NIHR in your area.

Life sciences companies

The NIHR provides the infrastructure to make metabolic & endocrine disorder research happen in the NHS. It includes a dedicated workforce of trained, skilled and experienced research professionals. Right now over 10,000 front-line research delivery staff working throughout the NHS are funded or part-funded by the NIHR.

We work with companies on the full range of research studies from early stage, translational research through to later stage clinical trials in the NHS. Our Study Support Service is free of charge and helps the life sciences industry plan, set up and deliver high quality research to time and target in the NHS in England.

Health and care professionals

The NIHR supports health and care professionals to lead and deliver metabolic and endocrine disorders research, and to train as the next generation of metabolic and endocrine disorders researchers.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a highly skilled health and care research workforce, a prerequisite for the nation’s capability to undertake and attract world-class health research.