We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to patient care and work collaboratively with other NHS providers to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the area.

We make sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves to in the day-to-day work of the NHS across the North East and North Cumbria area. This includes Trusts, primary care organisations and any other qualified providers of NHS services. 

"Making the North East and North Cumbria the best place to take part in research, for researchers and for patients."


Who are the NIHR?


How can we help you?

We offer a wide range of services to support the delivery of clinical research across the North East and North Cumbria.

This includes supporting you and your study, helping to develop your workforce, increasing the opportunities for patients to take part in research and raising the profile of research in the area.

Study Delivery

We have a team in place to support research delivery. This team includes staff with expertise in Chief Investigator support, study set up, commercial studies and primary care. You can find out more about this team on the 'Our Services' page, or you can contact the team by emailing them: NENCStudies@nihr.ac.uk 

Learning and Development

One of our key aims is to support the development of the local clinical research workforce resulting in the delivery of high quality NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies. Learning and Development course information can be found on our 'events page'.

You can also access a range of useful information, videos and documents on our 'CRN NENC Learning Resources' website.


Our Engagement team covers both support for both Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) and Communications.

To find out more about PPIE, visit our 'Patients and the Public' page.

If you would like any support in promoting your work, spreading your good news, or developing any communications offering, you can contact our communications team here: nenccommunications@nihr.ac.uk 

In the meantime you can view news from around our region on our CRN NENC Newsroom. If you have any news you would like to share on our newsroom, please don't hesitate to email our communications team: nenccommunications@nihr.ac.uk

Visit the CRN NENC Newsroom to read the most up-to-date news from around our region. you can also find past issues or to register to receive our monthly 'Network news Roundup' direct to your email inbox.