NHS Research Scotland
Stroke Research Network
National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (NIHR CRN CC)
In 2006, the Department of Health set up the NIHR to create a world-class health system within the NHS, and the Clinical Research Network is part of this wider organisation. At the centre of what they do is the UK Clinical Trials Portfolio - a collection of high-quality clinical studies that benefit from the infrastructure provided by the Clinical Research Network. Visit the NIHR CRN CC website for more information
The Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
The CSO is part of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates and supports and promotes high quality research aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of services offered by NHS Scotland and securing lasting improvements to the health of the people of Scotland. Visit the CSO website for more information
The Scottish Stroke Care Audit
The Scottish Stroke Care Audit (SSCA) checks the quality of stroke care in hospitals in Scotland. The SSCA is a national audit within the Quality Improvement Programme at ISD (Information Services Division of National Services Scotland). For full information visit the SSCA website
Obtaining NHS Permission for Research
The NHS Research Scotland Permissions Coordinating Centre (NRS Permissions CC) m anages the streamlined process for obtaining R&D permissions for multicentre research studies in the NHS across Scotland. Visit NHS Research Scotland for more information on gaining permissions.
Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum
The Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (SSNF) is for registered nurses with an interest in stroke (events / conferences are open to other health professionals). Visit SSNF for more information.
UK Clinical Research Collaboration - Clinical Research Networks in Scotland
As part of the UK Clinical Research Network, the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) has established five topic-specific clinical research networks in Scotland to complement the Primary Care and Cancer Networks which already existed. Visit UKCRC website for more information.