Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Grant Development & Writing Course

Would you and your team benefit from protected time and expert support to develop your idea into a competitive funding application?  We are offering a unique opportunity for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals from across the region to attend a 3 day Grant Development & Writing Course.

Dates: 16, 17 March and 1 April 2020

Venue: Marriott Hotel, Durham

For further details and to apply, click here

New report highlights how NIHR support for clinical research benefits the UK economy and NHS

NIHR support for clinical research contributes to the UK economy, creates jobs and generates income for the NHS, a new report shows. Read more here

NIHR teams up with NHS England and NHS Improvement to support elite university NHS partnerships

The NIHR has joined forces with NHS England and NHS Improvement to launch a new open competition to designate the next round of Academic Health Science Centres in England. Find out more here

NIHR and MRC join forces to tackle global chronic disease

The NIHR and the MRC have joined forces to invest over £6 million in five implementation science projects focused on tacking diabetes and hypertension in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). These projects will unite with over 25 international research projects from across 40 different countries in a landmark collaboration under the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). Read more here

Number of participants in NIHR-supported research exceeds one million for the first time

The number of participants in health and social care research studies supported by the NIHR has increased by more than 20% to top one million for the first time. Find out more here

NIHR launches free online course: What is Health Research?

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has launched a new online course called ‘What is Health Research?’ The three week course is aimed at patients, carers and anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the world of health research. More information can be found here

NIHR Your path in research campaign is live

The NIHR has announced an exciting new campaign, Your Path in Research, which coincides with the birthday of James Lind. The campaign aims to inspire health care professionals to get more involved in research. Read more here.

Developing the talent pool of Infection Early Career Researchers

Research is the innovation that brings better healthcare and treatments to patients in the NHS and it is part of the NIHR’s role to ensure the talent pool of research active clinicians continues to thrive. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Infection Specialty Group is helping do just that by making it a focus for their work. Read more here.

i4i Challenge – real-world implementation

Every year innovators in England develop countless promising medical technologies, many of which are funded by the NIHR. But too many don’t make it all the way into the NHS and across the finish line of patient benefit. Martin Hunt, director of the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme, outlines NIHR’s plans to help medtech organisations show the benefits of their technologies in real world healthcare settings and generate evidence to support their implementation in the NHS. Read more here.

Is NIHR Global Health funding really addressing health inequalities?

Rebecca Wilkinson, a Public Health Registrar on placement with the NIHR, discusses how equitable the NIHR Global Health Research Programme really is. To read more, click here.

Reaching Out : Diversity in involvement in research event

The North East Creating Connection Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) network hosted Reaching Out: Diversity in involvement in research. The event brought together patients, members of the public, researchers and organisations from across the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) and was also the launch event for the start of Creating Connections work on Reaching Out. Read more here.

RDS Blogs: From the RDS desk

Each month, the Research Design Service, brings you handy tips, insights and experiences of the funding application process. The blogs touch on various themes in the design process and highlight what you need to know before you make a research application.  This month’s blog: Improving the efficiency of clinical trials with adaptive designs discusses how over recent years the cost of trials has been steadily increasing, putting pressure on limited healthcare and research resources, and how using the adaptive design approach can help to improve efficiency, Read the full blog here.   Check out the previous blogs below:

October 2019: Improving the efficiency of clinical trials with adaptive designs

September 2019: Less is More! The power of the Plain English Summary

August 2019: Getting stuck into CoPro

July 2019: Don’t let you research sit on the shelf!

June 2019: Cost it right!

May 2019: Making an impact with your research

April 2019: Inspired – but is your research idea novel?

CRN NENC Newsroom

The NIHR Newsroom NENC is the Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria’s research news platform. CRN NENC stories include what’s happening around our region, opportunities, funding, awards, events and much more. The Newsroom also features news and information from our partner organisations across the region.

They have recently launched a Newsroom redesign with an improved look, making the design more modern, clear and fresh. Navigation has been improved to allow an easier user experience and an ‘Events’ page has been added to detail the events happening around the region.