NHIP welcomes NIHR CRN NENC director to strategy board

Leading regional clinician Professor Caroline Wroe has joined Newcastle Health Innovation Partners’ Strategy Board.

Caroline is Clinical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria (CRN NENC) and will bring a wealth of valuable insight and expertise to NHIP.

She joins the Strategy Board at an important time as NHIP’s long term plans are taking shape thanks to the leadership and guidance of NHIP partners since it was accredited as one of eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK in 2020.

Caroline said: “I’m looking forward to working with NHIP and joining the collective vision to improve health and care outcomes for the people in the North East and North Cumbria through research.”

Professor David Burn, NHIP Director added: “We are thrilled to welcome Caroline to the NHIP Strategy Board. Collaboration is at the heart of the NHIP and we’re keen to strengthen representation of the region’s world-class health research expertise within our governance structure, as we steer our AHSC to becoming one of the most innovative and integrated centres in the world.”

NHIP brings the region’s world-class research, NHS and partners together to discover, develop and deliver translational research to improve the health and economic prosperity of the region.

NHIP is supported by Newcastle University, Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle City Council and the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria.

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