NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives (DECs) work in partnership with a number of key parts of the healthcare and academic community to deliver its remit
The DEC Newcastle is funded by NIHR and is delivered in partnership with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University. The DEC works with a range of external partners to deliver the wide remit of the DEC and will continue to grow this network. This includes working closely with other parts of the NHS and NIHR funded infrastructure.
There are four NIHR DECs who form a strong partner network: collaborating on methodology development, partnering on IVD evaluation studies. DECs will also ensure that enquiries are dealt with by the DEC with the most appropriate clinical and methodological expertise.
Details of the other three DECs can be found via the following links:
The DECs work closely with the National Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) who co-ordinate activities across NIHR funded programmes and provide a single access point to the DECs and other clinical research infrastructure.
The DECs works closely with industry and their trade bodies to ensure that we tailor our approach to meet industry need. We are also forming relationships with disease related charities and patient liaison groups.
Partners and associated organisations include:
- Newcastle Molecular Pathology Node
- NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease (BRC)
- NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Unit specialising in Lewy Body Dementia (BRU)
- Newcastle Academic Health Partners
- Newcastle Biomedicine Biobank
- Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN-NENC)
- British In Vitro Diagnostic Association (BIVDA)
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- NICE Diagnostic Assessment Programme (DAP)
- Regional Medical Physics Department, NuTH
- NIHR Research Design Service North East (RDS NE)
- Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)
- Newcastle Clinical Research Facility (CRF)
- Clinical Research Network: Dementias and neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN)
- North East Stroke Research Network
- Voice North
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