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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Non Commercial NHS GG&C Sponsored Therapy Areas

************************ Many of the R&I team are working remote from our core offices - please use email or Teams as primary method of contact *************************

  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • 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)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Stroke

Networks: StrokeDEnDRON; Mental Health; ENT;

Sponsor Co-ordinator: Mrs Barbara Ross


  • Anaesthetics
  • Cardiology (Colin Berry and John McMurray team led)
  • Cardiovascular & Exercise Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • 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)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health (Includes Occupational Health, Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and Family Planning)
  • Surgery (Includes Burns, Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery)

Networks: Cardiovascular; Diabetes; Infectious Diseases;

Sponsor Co-ordinator: Dr Maureen Travers



  • Paediatrics and Neonatal
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • A & E, Trauma and Emergencies
  • Haematology (Non Oncology and Oncology)
  • Oral and Dental Health* (Includes Oral Medicine, Dentistry/Community Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry)
  • Cardiology (John Cleland team led)
  • Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Midwifery
  • Renal and Urology
  • Respiratory Medicine

Networks / Speciality Group: Children’s Research NetworkDental; NRS Oral & Dental Specialty Group; NRS Non- Malignant Haematology; NRS Trauma and Emergencies; Musculoskeletal Health; NRS Renal Speciality Group; Cardiovascular;

Sponsor Co-ordinator: Dr Pamela Sandu


  • Oncology

Networks: Cancer; 

Sponsor Co-ordinator: Ms Joanne McGarry (for ALL Oncology and CRUK co-ordinated Oncology studies)


Based on disease area for:

  • Palliative Care


PR Portfolio

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)
  7. Basic Science Study involving procedures with human participants


Research Facilitator: Ms Rebecca Jardine


Last Updated: 17 December 2021