North West London LRN
The North West London Diabetes Local Research Network (NWL DLRN) is based at International Centre for Circulatory Health and is hosted by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
We cover the eight boroughs that make up North West London as well as parts of South London, Surrey and Sussex.
Diabetes is big challenge for the boroughs and counties that make up our region, with some of the highest rates of people diagnosed with diabetes in England (source: AHPO).
This means that in NW London alone 93,500 out of 2 million residents have the condition, with many thousands more in Surrey and Sussex. This figure is set to rise over coming years.
Clinical research is one of the ways we can overcome this challenge. Clinical research is essential in order to find better treatments for diabetes - or even a cure. The NWL DLRN provides researchers with an interest in diabetes with the practical support they need to carry out clinical trials within the NHS.
As well as diabetes, we also support research into related conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiovascular disease, diabetes prevention and obesity.
No research is complete without the involvement of patients and members of the public. This is why the NWL DLRN works closely with people who have diabetes through our diabetes research user involvement group, Drive.