• “It was an easy decision to participate in research”, says Manchester academic living with Alzheimer’s Disease

    “It was an easy decision to participate in research”, says Manchester academic living with Alzheimer’s Disease

    20 April 2018

    A former solicitor and university lecturer has told how she is proud to take part in clinical research into Alzheimer’s Disease. Dale Kay and her husband Professor Roger Kay live in East Didsbury, Manchester, which has been their home for 30 years.
  • New Greater Manchester Centre to boost vital clinical research into dementia

    New Greater Manchester Centre to boost vital clinical research into dementia

    16 April 2018

    A landmark new initiative aims to make Greater Manchester a centre of excellence for NHS research that could one day cure dementia. The Greater Manchester Dementia Research Centre (GMDRC) will be the first of its kind in the Northwest of England and has been made possible through funding, infrastructure and support from key NHS partners who are leading the fight against dementia.
  • Pharma company given Manchester vaccine masterclass

    Pharma company given Manchester vaccine masterclass

    29 March 2018

    NIHR CRN Greater Manchester hosted 20 researchers from the UK Global Clinical Operations team with pharmaceutical company, Janssen-Cilag Ltd, to provide a masterclass in vaccines and setting up clinical studies in this therapy area.
  • Greater Manchester part of world leading NHS meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers

    Greater Manchester part of world leading NHS meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers

    28 March 2018

    The NHS is inviting teenagers in Greater Manchester to join the fight against meningitis by taking part in a study to see whether giving a group B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine to teenagers reduces carriage of this bacteria in their throat, potentially providing protection to all ages from this dangerous infection.
  • East Lancashire parents of premature baby proud to help future generations

    East Lancashire parents of premature baby proud to help future generations

    28 March 2018

    The parents of a child born extremely prematurely say they took part in clinical research to help future families facing the same life-threatening ordeal. Archie Lawrence was born to Elisha Stott, 23, and Steven Lawrence, 24, at Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre, in Burnley General Teaching Hospital, on 4 August 2016.
  • Greater Manchester research nurse thriving on NIHR CRN leadership course

    Greater Manchester research nurse thriving on NIHR CRN leadership course

    16 March 2018

    The 2017/18 NIHR CRN Advanced Leadership Programme (ALP) started in September 2017. Julie Grindey is a research midwife who splits her time between Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport and Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral.
  • CRN GM research nurse helps provide the gift of sight to patients in Ghana

    CRN GM research nurse helps provide the gift of sight to patients in Ghana

    15 March 2018

    Hundreds of patients in deprived African communities have undergone life-changing surgery, thanks to a charity co-founded by a Greater Manchester research nurse. James Boateng recently returned from his third voluntary mission to Ghana, where he helped administer operations to remove cataracts from the eyes of local patients.
  • East Lancashire parents of premature baby proud to take part in clinical research

    East Lancashire parents of premature baby proud to take part in clinical research

    12 March 2018

    A family whose son was born more than 15 weeks early have spoken of their pride at taking part in clinical research which will help future premature babies. Harry Murdoch was born to Stephanie George, 27, and Lee Murdoch, 30, at Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre, in Burnley General Teaching Hospital, on 16 November 2016.
  • Greater Manchester trust treats first patients outside of USA with ground-breaking device the size of an eyelash

    Greater Manchester trust treats first patients outside of USA with ground-breaking device the size of an eyelash

    12 March 2018

    A Manchester research team has treated the first two patients outside of the USA in a study looking at a next generation device for the treatment of glaucoma. The Department of Eye Research at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is delighted to have treated the first two European participants on the Summit study.
  • Rugby legend urges fellow kidney disease patients in Greater Manchester to register with new research database

    Rugby legend urges fellow kidney disease patients in Greater Manchester to register with new research database

    08 March 2018

    A rugby league legend has become the first person to sign-up to a scheme making it easier than ever for people with kidney disease in Greater Manchester to take part in health research.
  • Greater Manchester to help beat kidney disease

    Greater Manchester to help beat kidney disease

    07 March 2018

    An NHS-supported scheme is expanding to make it easier than ever for people with kidney disease living in Greater Manchester to take part in health research. Help BEAT Kidney Disease is launching on World Kidney Day 2018.
  • Speech and Language Therapist relishing research internship in Greater Manchester

    Speech and Language Therapist relishing research internship in Greater Manchester

    05 March 2018

    Philip Mumberson is a Speech and Language Therapist at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He is the first Bridgewater employee to be enrolled on the NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme Internship Scheme and is part of the current 2017/18 cohort.
  • Minister of Life Sciences visits Greater Manchester

    Minister of Life Sciences visits Greater Manchester

    27 February 2018

    NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester (CRN GM) was proud to be in attendance when Minister of Life Sciences, Lord O’ Shaughnessy, visited Greater Manchester to officially open NorthWest EHealth’s new office. Manchester based organisation NorthWest EHealth (NWEH), a key CRN GM partner, unveiled its new office space.
  • CRN GM supports supports kidney cancer charity

    CRN GM supports supports kidney cancer charity

    22 February 2018

    NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester (NIHR CRN GM) has partnered with the Kidney Cancer Support Network (KCSN) to help to raise awareness and reach out to people affected by kidney cancer. The Kidney Cancer Support Network is the UK’s largest and most active patient-led cancer charity.
  • CRN Greater Manchester named Sanofi UK Premier Site

    CRN Greater Manchester named Sanofi UK Premier Site

    15 February 2018

    Global pharmaceutical company Sanofi has entered into a landmark clinical research partnership with Greater Manchester. NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Greater Manchester has been named Sanofi’s first UK Premier Site.
  • CRN GM contract extended until 2022 following excellent performance

    CRN GM contract extended until 2022 following excellent performance

    06 February 2018

    Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s (MFT) contract to host the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) in Greater Manchester has been extended for a further three years. MFT was awarded the original five-year host contract when the NIHR was first given approval to create 15 local CRNs around the country in 2014.
  • CRN GM staff story: “I see research as a core principle of day-to-day care”

    CRN GM staff story: “I see research as a core principle of day-to-day care”

    06 February 2018

    Dr Devendra Kumar is the lead for neonatal research at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. He is based at the Lancashire Women & Newborn Centre, the Trust’s purpose-built facility in Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
  • Greater Manchester team makes flying start to ankle replacement study

    Greater Manchester team makes flying start to ankle replacement study

    22 December 2017

    A Greater Manchester research team has been commended for its outstanding recruitment to a musculoskeletal clinical research study. The foot and ankle team at Wrightington Hospital has already recruited 15 participants to the INFINITY Total Ankle System study, having only started in September 2017.
  • NIHR Advanced Leadership Programme - CRN GM blog

    NIHR Advanced Leadership Programme - CRN GM blog

    22 December 2017

    Mfon Sam is a Clinical Research Nurse at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. As part of a series of catch-ups with the GM cohort, she has told of her experience to date:
  • North West executives sign-up to Join Dementia Research

    North West executives sign-up to Join Dementia Research

    22 December 2017

    Executives from leading mental health organisations across Greater Manchester and the North West have backed a national campaign which is helping researchers beat dementia. Medical Directors from Trusts with a stake in the region’s mental wellbeing signed-up to Join Dementia Research (JDR).