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 Welcome to the August 2012 e-newsletter from the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

 The e-newsletter will keep you informed on any developments or successes regarding our activities, including the research portfolio, campaigns, projects and events.

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League table reveals increases in NHS Trust research activity

The 2012 league table not only shows who is leading the way in delivering clinical research opportunities for patients, but a comparison to last year’s data also reveals which Trusts have made a significant step-change in their research activity. New this year, the table also categorises NHS Trusts into organisations with similar characteristics, which allows comparisons to be made between Trusts in similar circumstances.


News from the Network – Issue 7 published

News from the Network features articles which describe how the Clinical Research Network is supporting research to make patients, and the NHS, better.

In this issue you can find out how the Comprehensive Clinical Research Network is helping to build research cultures and careers; learn how the Cancer Research Network is meeting the needs of the life-sciences industry; and discover how the Mental Health Research Network accomplishes recruitment “mission impossible”. 


Delivering for the life-sciences industry

In 2011/12 the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) hit their target by delivering 80 per cent of their commercial studies to time and target.


National Cancer Patient Experience Survey published
The results of the 2012 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey were released this month, with research featuring as a topic for the first time.


Faculty World – a new e-magazine for NIHR Faculty members

Faculty World is aimed at the people the NIHR trains and funds to undertake and support research. The magazine focuses on their achievements, with the aim to bring them closer together, and provide information about training and other opportunities.