About Us

MedConNecT North is jointly funded by the North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network (NENC AHSN) and the North East and North Cumbria Local Clinical Research Network (NENC CRN). 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.

In collaboration with NENC LCRN industry team they provide 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 NENC AHSN we help deliver elements of The Innovation Pathway, supporting both companies and NHS researchers with their ideas, clinical trials and evaluations.

The group is managed by Rachel Morris, NENC LCRN Medical Technology Operations Manager. The NENC LCRN industry team provide 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, to act as Chief Investigator for a research study or to assist with product placement and adoption, the team can appropriately signpost to key Individuals and organisations.

The group is further supported by Lynn Cowell, an experienced administrator who enables the streamlined running of the group.