Meeting invitation to learn more about clinical research opportunities


If you’re interested in learning more about clinical research opportunities, join the NIHR CRN Greater Manchester on 31 January.

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Greater Manchester is holding its first primary care meeting on Wednesday 31 January, 2024.

Starting at 10am, this is a hybrid meeting with the option to attend in person or via MS Teams.

It will be chaired by one of the NIHR CRN Greater Manchester Primary Care Speciality Leads, Dr Omair Razzaq, and agenda items include: an overview of primary care recruitment to research in Greater Manchester; the Research Site Initiative (RSI) Funding Scheme; national contract value review; and support for clinicians in primary care.

If you’d like to attend, please notify in advance.

The meeting will be held in person at:

St Johns Medical Centre First Floor

Altrincham Health and Wellbeing Centre

31-33 Market Street


WA14 1PF

Alternatively, join via MS Teams:

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 311 902 673 974

Passcode: sYVKXF

Download Teams | Join on the web

The following light touch studies are currently available to GPs:

  • The LOLIPOP 100k Study (South Asia Biobank) – South Asians living in the UK are at high risk of both cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. The mechanisms are not known. To advance understanding of metabolic, cardiovascular and other important chronic diseases in UK South Asians, the study team are proposing to establish LOLIPOP 100k, a longitudinal population study compromising 100,000 South Asian men and women, aged 18-85 years, under long-term follow-up for health outcomes. If you’d like to find out more please see this video about the study on YouTube.
  • The DISCOVER ME study – More and more GP practices across GM are taking part in the Discover Me study, offering their patients the opportunity to find out their ancestry as well as contribute to creating a dynamic research resource to help us understand disease susceptibility and severity. More information about what the study team are doing can be found on their website.

If you’re interested in learning more about clinical research in your practice, contact: or visit the NIHR CRN Greater Manchester Primary Care Research Hub.

The PCB website also has more information on how research can benefit your work.