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Non Commercial NHS GG&C Sponsored Therapy Areas

Portfolio 1

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

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

Sponsor Co-ordinators: Mrs Emma McDonough; *Ms Joanne McGarry (for ALL Oncology and 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

Sponsor Co-ordinator: Dr Maureen Travers

Portfolio 3

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

Networks / Speciality Group: Dental; NRS Oral & Dental Specialty Group; NRS Non- Malignant Haematology; NRS Trauma and Emergencies; NRS Renal Speciality Group 

Sponsor Co-ordinator: Mrs Mary McAuley

PR Portfolio & Non Eligibly Funded Basic Science Studies*

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: 

Research Facilitator: Ms Karen Allan

*Any non Eligibly Funded Basic Science Studies that are Sponsored by NHS GG&C will be co-ordinated by the PR Team.