Who are the Research Office?

We are the Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Care Research Office.

We work with the NHS, academics, health and social care practitioners and commissioners, patients and the public to develop, manage and support the delivery of healthcare research.

We are part of NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG; we act on behalf of all the CCGs in Norfolk and Suffolk, Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust (NCH&C) and East Coast Community Health Care CIC (ECCH).

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Coronavirus vaccine research

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases.

They're designed so they do not give people the infection they're protecting against.

Research into vaccines is the only way to find out which vaccines will work. Researchers need people to take part in their studies so they can find out which possible new vaccine works best.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19)-Guidance for sponsors, sites and researchers

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 led the NHS to suspend many routine clinical services and the NIHR to prepare to support the Government’s research response. After the first phase of the pandemic, NIHR introduced the Restart Framework to guide the restoration of a fully active portfolio of NIHR research, alongside support for COVID-19 research as part of the Government response to the pandemic. The Restart Framework is now superceded (19/04/21) - more information can be found here.

Researchers are strongly advised to follow the current HRA guidelines on making changes to a research study to minimise the impact of COVID-19.

In March 2020 HRA paused student research approvals to create capacity for urgent COVID-19 research. From 1 September 2021, HRA are introducing new eligibility criteria for standalone student research.

If you have any queries on the above please contact us via our generic mailbox nwccg.RandDoffice@nhs.net.

For those developing research applications, please be aware that we will have reduced capacity to advise and support. Please continue to email the generic Development Team email address NWCCG.ResearchDevelopment@nhs.net and we will address your query as soon as we can.

Updated 28 April 2021

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