Research News

Clinical Research News - Network Structure from April 2014

Tuesday 25th June 2013

Earlier this year BSG members kindly responded to a consultation exercise conducted by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

The consultation asked for views about how best NIHR could structure the Network to ensure that they:

  • Maximize clinical engagement in research delivery
  • Provide an effective service for researchers and research funders, within the context of a changing NHS
  • Continue to increase the opportunities to engage patients in clinical research

The responses were extremely useful in helping to determine their future structure, NIHR would like to thank you for your input, and let you know that they have now issued the “map” of their new structure from April 2014 onward.

Maintaining a specialist focus on research delivery in different therapy areas was a key priority in considering their future state, so NIHR have kept, and even built upon, this aspect in their plans. NIHR will be introducing any changes gradually, and will communicate with their stakeholders as they go forward, but for now please continue to work with your usual Network contacts in the usual way.

You can read about the revised structure at: www.crncc.nihr.ac.uk/nihrcrnstructure