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Working in partnership with key stakeholders in our region improves research and innovation. Each partner has a pleadge to integrate patient and public involvement and engagement into its programme of works.

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The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is dedicated to improving healthcare, driving wealth creation and promoting research participation across the region.

By working in partnership with our Core Member Organisations, comprising the regional NHS Foundation Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Universities and a wide range of other stakeholders including companies, charities and Local Authorities, we work to ensure that areas of best practice and innovation are identified and disseminated, at pace and scale, regionally and nationally.

To read more about the AHSN please follow the link to their webpage


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The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: North East and North Cumbria is hosted by Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout the North East and North Cumbria area.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: North East and North Cumbria helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria area.

To read more about the CCRN: NE&NC please visit their website at