The NIHR Clinical Research Network is part of the National Institute for Health Research. We provide researchers with the practical support they need to make clinical studies happen in the NHS, so that more research takes place across England, and more patients can take part. This practical support includes: reducing the “red-tape” around setting up a study; enhancing NHS resources by funding the people and facilities needed to carry out research “on the ground”; helping researchers to identify suitable NHS sites, and recruit patients to take part in research studies; advising researchers on how to make their study “work” in the NHS environment. (

The network supports clinical research infrastructure throughout England, which is working towards increased access for patients to new and better treatments in the NHS. We support all therapeutic areas including Hepatology and Gastroenterology.   If you want to find out more about our Hepatology and Gastroenterology Specialties then further information can be found in the profiles below.  If you want to link with someone locally, then check out our local leads.

Local Gastroenterology Specialty Leads

Local Hepatology Specialty Leads

Gastroenterology Specialty profile

Hepatology Specialty profile