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Clinical Research Practitioner Directory Bulletin | Issue 26 | January/February 2023

Happy New Year!  We hope you have had a good start to 2023.  

We have lots of exciting news to share with you this month including the opening of the Experienced Practitioner Gateway, our upcoming CRP Conference and an update on the Advancing Healthcare Awards.  Also a reminder if you have any stories you would like to share in this bulletin please contact us via

Experienced Practitioner Gateway to CRP Accredited Registration now open

We can confirm that the Experienced Practitioner Gateway to CRP Accredited Registration opened on the 9th January read more

CRP Conference 7 March 2023 

We are looking forward to hosting the upcoming conference being held in London on the 7 March 2023 which will be our first face to face event since 2020.  The conference programme will focus on raising awareness of leadership that is enhancing the visibility of CRPs as an emerging profession  central to the future of health and care research delivery across the UK read more

'Lunch and learn’ webinars now available on NIHR Learn


As we shared with you last month LCRN Wessex ran a series of webinars relating to CRP Registration.  If you were unable to attend or would like to review them again they are now available on NIHR Learn -  Course: CRN Wessex Clinical Research Practitioners' Toolkit (   The webinars should be accessible to anyone with an NIHR Learn account.

Survey: Support the development of an NIHR Academy early career researcher mentoring programme 

Are you an early career researcher? The NIHR Academy wants to provide more support to NIHR Academy Members who are early career researchers. Complete our survey to help us understand the mentoring requirements for early career researchers. Survey closes 5pm 3rd March 2023.

NIHR annual recruitment for Patient and Public Committee Members


Sarah Betts, Programme Manager

NIHR Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement team

As CRPs we know the interactions and relationships you build with the people and patients you work with. We would like to call on you to help spread the word about this exciting opportunity for further ways your patients and the public can get involved in research read more 

NIHR Learn Insights - CPD Resource on Primary Care is now available

NIHR Learn Insights for January 2023 is now available.

In this instalment Emma Tonner, a clinical leadership fellow (Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management National Medical Director’s Fellow) at the NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre leads us through an exploration of the why and how of primary care research. We last looked at the topic of primary care in August 2021. In the instalment Emma helps us to reflect on the opportunities and challenges in primary care research as we look ahead to the coming year. 

Please share with your networks/teams as appropriate. Contact for more information.

Advancing Healthcare Awards - nominations now closed 

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the CRP award.  Shortlisting will take place soon, with the awards ceremony taking place  on the 21 April 2023.  We will keep you updated with those on the shortlist and eventually the winner for the Clinical Research Practitioner Leadership award.  

Mentoring programme - applications now open 

The NIHR Academy has reopened its postdoctoral mentoring programme. Applications are invited from prospective mentors and mentees across the wide range of professional backgrounds represented by Academy Members.

Please visit the leadership development webpage for details and to access the expression of interest forms for mentees and mentors. Applications close at 5pm Friday 24 February 2023.

The webpage also includes details of other leadership resources.

Upcoming event for CRPs in South London, North London, North Thames and Kent and Surrey  

Pan-London CRP Engagement Leads are hosting an event for potential CRP registrants, to find out more about the process of accredited registration, the NIHR CRP programme, benefits of being on the register and the vital role CRPs play in the research delivery workforce.  Date: to be confirmed.  

CRP Drop in sessions


Need some help completing your Clinical Research Practitioner register application? Come along to one of our drop in sessions read more

Connecting with other CRPs

Just a reminder of some ways you can connect read more

Are you signed up to the AHCS Vox Newsletter?


The VOX newsletter from the Academy for Healthcare Science includes news from across the healthcare science profession read more

Let's keep growing our community

Remember to encourage all CRPs interested in seeking registration to join the CRP Directory.  There is no fee to join, or to rejoin, the CRP Directory.  For more information, and to apply, please visit the Directory website 

CRP News | CRP overview | CRP Community Space

Individuals and organisations who want to know more can go to the CRP Community site


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