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ResearchResearch Board

The Essex Cancer Research Network Board (ECRN) is responsible for the strategic direction and decision making of ECRN.  The Board is chaired by the ECRN Clinical Lead and supported by the Research Network Manager.  

The Board meets quarterly to ensure the continued development and work of the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) in the ECRN and to advise the group replacing the Essex Cancer Network (ECN) Board accordingly.

Specific aims include:

  • Advise and support the Clinical lead and Manager
  • Continual monitoring and development of strategies to influence recruitment to cancer clinical trials and monitoring performance in relation to National Institute of Health Reserach National Cancer Research Network targets
  • monitoring and reviewing budget allocation and activity within the Trusts
  • Approving the ECRN annual work programme.

The current constitution document is in the process of being rewritten to ensure compliance with the SCN (Strategic Clinical Network) requirements.

Membership of the Board

  • ECRN Clinical Lead, Chair
  • Research Network Manager
  • ECRN Research Liaison Facilitator
  • Local Clinical Lead for each Trust
  • Research Team Manager from each Trust
  • R&D representative from each Trust 
  • CLRN Senior Representative
  • Patient, carer representative

We are also happy to include any members of the SCN who would like to contribute to the group and provide an avenue to report the groups activity.

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