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Contact us for advice, to discuss our services, or join our mailing list

Based in Newcastle, our Research & Evidence Team work with and on behalf of North East and North Cumbria CCGs to develop primary care research, and support the use of evidence in decision-making. We also work to deliver independent evaluation services for local, regional and national stakeholders.

We can support and advise on developing research projects and proposals, research governance, working collaboratively to support and deliver research, disseminating results, and using evidence in practice. We can also scope, develop and deliver evaluation services to meet your requirements.

Please contact us for advice, to discuss our services or join our mailing list:


Phone: 0191 217 2748

Twitter: @NECSRETeam

Address: North of England Commissioning Support (NECS), 2nd floor, Riverside House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle, NE15 8NY

Our team

Dr Shona Haining
Head of Research & Evidence

Dr Iain Loughran
Senior Research Manager

Helen Riding
Research Manager

Dr Joanne Smith
Research Manager

Helen Martin
Research & Evaluation Co-ordinator

Alison Janes
Research & Evaluation Co-ordinator

Chloe Thompson
Research & Evaluation Project Officer