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NREG: old banger or new vehicle for research?
  1. Colin Rees1,
  2. Matthew Rutter2
  1. 1South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, South Shields, UK
  2. 2University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr C Rees, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Harton Lane, South Shields NE34 0PL, UK; colin.rees{at}stft.nhs.uk

Abstract

The Northern Region Endoscopy Group (NREG) is a collaborative endoscopy network. NREG provides the opportunity for clinicians across the entire Northern region to undertake high quality, clinically meaningful, health service based research. NREG research is undertaken across a wide range of endoscopy units with pooling of resources and ideas. NREG has presented a large number of abstracts and is contributing to a number of National Institute for Health Research trials. NREG is collaborating with other research teams in the UK and a number of research grants have been secured. NREG aims to make a significant contribution to the field of endoscopic research over the coming years.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

  • NREG link people for each unit. Wendy Gregory (Wansbeck); Babur Javaid (Whitehaven); Chris McDonald (Carlisle); Melanie Gunn (RVI, Newcastle); Manu Nayar (Freeman, Newcastle); Stephen Attwood (North Tyneside); Colin Rees (NREG chair, South Tyneside); Jitu Singh (Queen Elizabeth, Gateshead); David Nylander (Sunderland); Peter Moncur (Durham); Anjan Dhar (Bishop Auckland/Durham); Stephen Mitchell (Darlington); Matt Rutter (NREG Vice-Chair, North Tees); Jay Vasani (Hartlepool/North Tees); John Greenaway (James Cook, Middlesbrough); John Hancock (Northallerton).

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