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Non Commercial NHS GG&C Sponsored Therapy Areas

Portfolio 1

  • Stroke
  • Neurology (Non Stroke) (Includes Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Migraine & Headache)
  • Mental Health (Includes Adolescent Psychiatry, Alcohol/Drugs Misuse, Adult Mental Health, Psychological Medicine/ Clinical Psychology, Family Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Learning Disability)
  • Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Midwifery
  • Public Health (Includes Occupational Health, Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and Family Planning)
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Critical Care
  • Oncology*#
  • Pathology
  • Haematology (Oncology only)
  • Medical Genetics 

Network: StrokeCancer; DEnDRON; Mental Health; ENTChildren’s Research Network

Co-ordinators: *Mrs Emma McDonough (for Oncology studies NOT co-ordinated by CRUK); #Dr Margaret Fegen (for ALL CRUK co-ordinated Oncology studies)

Portfolio 2

  • Anaesthetics
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Exercise Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Heath Services and Delivery Research (Includes Biochemistry, Immunology, Clinical and Medical Physics, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Homeopathy)
  • Haepatology
  • Infectious Diseases (Includes Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Virology and Bacteriology)
  • Metabolic and Endocrine (Includes Dietetics, Metabolic Disease and Human Nutrition)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rheumatology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery (Includes Burns, Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery)

Networks: Cardiovascular; Diabetes; Infectious Diseases; Children’s Research Network

Co-ordinators: Dr Maureen Travers

Portfolio 3

  • Haematology (Non Oncology)
  • Oral and Dental Health* (Includes Oral Medicine, Dentistry/Community Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry)
  • Renal and Urology
  • A & E, Injuries and Emergencies

Networks: Dental

Co-ordinator: Mrs Mary McAuley

PR Portfolio & Paediatrics

The Proportionate Review (PR) Team deal with the approvals for all “low risk” studies.  We have deemed "low risk" studies to be all Study Types from the IRAS Form that are: 

  1. Study administering questionnaires/interviews for quantitative analysis, or using mixed quantitative/qualitative methodology
  2. Study involving qualitative methods only
  3. Study limited to working with human tissue samples (or other biological samples) and data (specific project only)
  4. Study limited to working with data (specific project only)
  5. Research tissue bank or Research database
  6. Patient Information Centres (PIC)

Networks: Paediatrics

Co-ordinator: Ms Joanne McGarry