The College would like to encourage research-interested colleagues based in the West Midlands to get involved with an active regional dental research network.

The West Midlands Dental Research Network, part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research’s Clinical Research Network, is looking for dental practices to join.

Getting involved with research is actively promoted by the College, and information about research processes can be found in our online introductory guide to research for primary dental care clinicians.

Yann Maidment, CGDent Research Lead and Kanwar Ratra, CGDent Council Member for the West Midlands, said:

“If you live or work in the region and are interested in research, have already thought about making your practice research-active or are considering involvement as a means of professional development, we encourage you to join the West Midlands Dental Research Network.”

Further details are below.

NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands Dental Research Network

Have you thought about becoming a research active dental practice?  We are here to offer you that opportunity.

Who Are We?

The Clinical Research Network West Midlands, part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). We are here to help provide advice, support and assistance to allow your dental practice to take part in high-quality dental research in the clinical setting where the care is provided.

The benefits for Dental Practices and personnel taking part in research:

  • Research Career Development
  • Contributing to NICE Evidence Base
  • Patients given opportunity of research involvement (per NHS Constitution)
  • Quality Mark for CQC Inspection
  • Staff Learning and Development with CPD opportunities
  • NIHR accredited certificate
  • Updates on research findings to contribute to policy and practice

Expressions of Interest:

We seek expressions of interest from forward-thinking dental practices who would like to join our Dental Research Network. This will provide the opportunity to be the first to find out about high profile dental research studies taking place in your area.

Joining the Dental Research Network does not commit you to taking part in a particular study and is free.

To express your interest please contact: Anesha Chauhan, the Clinical Research Practitioner coordinating the Dental Research Network in W Midlands. Email: [email protected] or by mobile: 07823 362148.

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