2011 round up and research resolutions for 2012
PCRN reflects on its vital statistics and reveals plans for 2012
January is traditionally a month for taking stock and looking forward to the year to come. In 2011 PCRN led the provision of research support on 201 studies and supported a further 273 by working collaboratively with other parts of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, such as the Diabetes, Mental Health and Comprehensive Clinical Research Networks.
This meant that a total of 172,533 patients were recruited into PCRN-supported studies in 2011, an impressive increase of an additional 23,687 patients on the 2010 figures – a trend that looks set to continue.
Year on year we’ve steadily increased research activity in primary care. Since the Network was launched in 2007 we’ve supported more than 850 studies which have recruited over 640,000 patients by working with 4300 primary care and other sites.
Research resolutions for 2012 include aims to continue the upward trend. One of the ways we’ll be doing this is by launching a campaign to further promote our ‘core offer’ - PCRN’s pledge of support to researchers seeking to tap into primary care to find patients for their studies. Watch out for further announcements.
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