Each CLRN has identified their areas of strength at a local level where there is the commitment, capability and capacity to support NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies. CLRNs have also identified areas for development to support growth in the future and these groups all feed into the relevant national Specialty Group.
For more information on the Specialty Groups, contact Sarah Hill.
In addition to the local leads, the CLRN has two National Speciality Group Chairs:
- Clinical Genetics – Professor Sir John Burn
- Oral and Dental – Professor Jimmy Steele
Professor Steve Robson gives his perspective on the local and national impact of NIHR CRN investment on the research capacity within the Specialty Groups
This interview with Professor Steve Robson considers the impact of the Specialty Groups both locally and nationally from the perspective of Professor Steve Robson. Steve is a leading researcher in Reproductive Health, the Specialty Group lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth for NTW CLRN and the Executive lead for SGs across the CLRN. Steve also contributed to the National review of SGs in 2011.