MedConnect North is jointly funded by the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria and the NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria. The group runs out of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, however the board members are located across the region. You can meet the team here.
Collectively the group provide an array of experience and knowledge of the Medical Technology Research and Innovation Pathway and are able to offer advice and guidance throughout the process. They all have experience working in collaboration with Industry to delivery highly successful and valuable clinical research and as such are able to effectively signpost to key organisations throughout the pathway.
MedConnect North provides free support to help medical technology companies deliver high quality research in the NHS. The team can provide access to world leading NHS consultants covering all medical specialities. Whether this is to facilitate early expert feedback on a technology or to act as Chief Investigator for a research study, the team can appropriately signpost to key individuals and organisations.
In collaboration with AHSN NENC we deliver elements of The Innovation Pathway, supporting both companies and NHS researchers with their ideas, clinical trials and evaluations.
The group is managed by Claire Graham, Research Operations Manager for Medical Technology based at NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria.
Who We Work With
NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria
Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria
NHS Innovations North
NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC)
NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI)
Northern Health Science Alliance