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NIHR Clinical Research Network North East & North Cumbria

Welcome to VOICE at the CRN North East and North Cumbria

NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria is passionate about involving patients, carers, service users and the public in all work and raising awareness of the value of research.  We are excited to be working in partnership with VOICE to offer varied research opportunities to as many people as possible, all in one place!

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NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria provides the infrastructure to allow high-quality health and social research to take place across the region, so that patients and the public can benefit from better health and healthcare.  We do this by working together with health and care providers locally to deliver a wide range of research studies in hospitals, GP surgeries and out into the community.

The engagement team provides communications and patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) support to our network of research staff, patients and public.  The team work to ensure patients and the public are at the heart of everything we do, and that their experience and expertise is valued. 

 

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Be part of research

Be Part of Research is a service that makes it easy for the public to learn about and search for research studies. Discover how research studies are designed, what happens when you decide to take part and the importance of taking part.

Once you’ve found a study, you can see all the details including who to contact and ask to take part.

Whether you have been diagnosed with a condition or not, everyone can take part in research.  Find a study that’s right for you.

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Join our passionate community of members of the public, patients & carers today.  Remember, becoming a member is absolutely FREE of cost & commitment.

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NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality health and social care research to take place across the region, improving the lives of patients, service users, carers and the public.  We do this by working together with health and care providers locally to deliver a wide range of research studies in hospitals, GP surgeries and out into the community.

NIHR CRN NENC provide training and support to ensure a high quality workforce and rewarding careers in research across the North East and North Cumbria area.  Our network of staff mange research studies to make sure the important questions are answered, to improve care pathways. and the health of our population. 

The engagement team provides communications and patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) support to our network of research staff, patients and public.  The team work to ensure patients and the public are at the heart of everything we do, and that their experience and expertise is valued. 

We are excited to be working in partnership with VOICE to offer varied research opportunities to as many people as possible, all in one place!

NIHR CRN NENC is passionate about involving patients, carers, service users and the public in all work and raising awareness of the value of research.  We do this by:

  • Co-design - jointly designing events and campaigns aimed at the public
  • Co-production - designing and producing patient and public information online and leaflets
  • Co-delivery - jointly running workshops, using patient and service user stories as part of research staff training courses and meetings, and attending events to talk to health and social care staff and the public about research

"I have benefited from treatments that have directly come from research that has taken place."

Meet Emma...
The youngest Patient Research Ambassador in the region, a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor and a Research Administrator at North East Ambulance Service with a new found passion for volunteering!

Read Emma's Story

Meet The Team

Justine Smith

Senior Strategic Manager

Helen Atkinson

Involvement & Engagement Manager

Rachel Arkle

PPIE Administrator

Alex Rodger

Communications Officer

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Join our passionate community of members of the public, patients & carers today.  Remember, becoming a member is absolutely FREE of cost & commitment.

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CRN North East and North Cumbria,

Regent Point,

Regent Farm Road,

Gosforth,

Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 3HD

 

Engagement Team

Our engagement team covers Communications and Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

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Get involved. Make a Difference.

Join our passionate community of members of the public, patients & carers today.  Remember, becoming a member is absolutely FREE of cost & commitment.

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