The Royal Devon is delighted to become the host organisation for the South West Peninsula’s Regional Research Delivery Network (RRDN).
12 new Regional Research Delivery Networks (RRDNs) will be hosted by NHS organisations across the country, as part of a new NIHR Research Delivery Network (RDN), announced by the Department of Health and Social Care today. More details here.
Launching on 1 October 2024, the new network will work across the health and care system and collaborate with patients, staff, and other key stakeholders to support all stages of the research journey, from initiation to delivery. This will benefit people receiving care now and in the future, support the NHS and care services, and generate benefits for the UK economy.
The new RDN, working with the wider system, will also increase opportunities for people to get involved in research.
As the current host of the NIHR Local Clinical Research Network, the Royal Devon will continue to provide this service on behalf of the region.
Adrian Harris, Chief Medical Officer for the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We are pleased to host the RDN of behalf of the region, giving us the opportunity to build on our strong regional research foundations for the benefit healthcare workers and patients
“We look forward to working with our partners to ensure we keep research at the centre of our work and all get the best benefits from this new approach.”
Professor Michael Gibbons, Clinical Director of the Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula, said:
“We are delighted the Royal Devon has been successfully appointed to host the Regional Research Delivery Network for the South West. Having been our host for many years we look forward to further building on our strong working relationships to ensure we are delivering the very best health and care research and providing vital opportunities for our patients and public – making research available where it is needed most - across primary, secondary and social care.”
Last updated: November 15, 2023