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Gastroenterology research in the North East and North Cumbria is improving treatments and services for people in our region
There are many active studies across a wide range of conditions within the gastrointestinal specialty, please click here to access the UKCRN portfolio database.
Gastroenterology Industry Research Collaborative – Part of our work includes developing new and innovative ways to work with other research teams. We are also working to increase relationships between Industry (companies that develop treatment and drugs), Academic (Universities) and NHS Organisations. The aim of the GI Collaborative is to broaden the reach of industry research beyond the two or three NHS Organisations that have an established track record and the process more simple for study sponsors. Collaborating in this way will bring a number of benefits to the region, which in turn will benefit our patients.
Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) is extremely important in producing good quality research questions that incorporate service user perspective relating to areas which they feel are particularly important to research. There is a PPIE element to every study however, some areas have patient groups relating to specific diseases – The Durham constipation Clinic, based at the University Hospital of North Durham, is fortunate to have developed an established and engaged Constipation Research Advisory Group (CRAG). The group consists of patients with chronic constipation, who are willing and able to contribute to the development of relevant research. Through working with this group we benefit from the expertise and views of our patients as we develop our research ideas, ensuring they are workable, acceptable and meaningful. Our initiatives in this area go beyond the usual process of asking for feedback on study protocols and patient information. We aim to empower patients to be active partners by being involved in the development of new ideas.
Please read the below publications to find out more
News in Gastroenterology Research – find out more
Gastroenterology Specialty Group Lead and Consultant Gastroenterologist at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Gastroenterology Specialty Group Joint PPIE Link Nurse and Academic Research Nurse at County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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