National Updates

Letter from NHS England and Improvement to all NHS Trust CEOs supporting research.

letter had been sent to all NHS trust Chief Executives from the CMOs around the UK and NHS England and Improvement about the priority of research and how the NHS needs to support these studies. (3 April)

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) during COVID-19

All PPIE activity is on hold until further notice. This includes our Research Champions and Patient Research Experience Survey (PRES) for 2020/21. If you have any queries or concerns please contact our PPIE Lead Danielle Neal ( (31 March)

National Campaigns on Hold

This May’s Be Part of Research campaign for International Clinical Trials Day has been postponed until later in the year. If you have any queries please email our Communications Office Stuart Blackburn (

Local Updates

For the duration of the current pandemic we will be producing weekly email updates for researchers working in North West London.

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