PCRN CE (North Spoke) helps to provide the infrastructure which allows high-quality clinical research to take place in primary care within the West Midlands North region.
Through this research patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and we can learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the future.
What are the benefits for health professionals of getting involved in the research network?
- The opportunity to contribute to developing the evidence base for primary care.
- An opportunity to engage in research whatever your intended level of involvement.
- Access to new or additional treatments and/or services through clinical trials.
- Funding to support involvement with studies.
- Regular updates providing information about local research projects, funding, new opportunities & collaborations in Primary Care.
- Opportunities for professional development.
- Confidence that the portfolio studies introduced will be clinically relevant, important to the NHS and of high quality.
Benefits to patients
- Patients, relatives and carers can access clinical research studies that seek to advance prevention, diagnosis, treatment and health-care delivery in the community. These treatments may not be routinely available.
- Public and patient involvement is essential if research is to reflect the priorities, needs and views of patients.
- Satisfaction of contributing to the evidence that is used to treat themselves and other patients.
- There is evidence to suggest that patients who are cared for in centres participating in research studies show better outcomes.
More information on the PCRN is available here:
National PCRN leaflet
Getting involved in clinical research where patients and network staff talk about their experiences of being involved in clinical research
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