The NIHR was established by Dame Sally Davies, the previous chief medical officer, in 2006 to facilitate and develop clinical research in the NHS. Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) are the local groups of researchers that deliver this clinical research and have been responsible for a significant increase in the amount of clinical research being done in the NHS.
Emily’s research has been on several aspects of respiratory medicine, but perhaps her greatest achievement has been the running of the Vision-D trial in Portsmouth. This was the largest ever study of physiological measurement techniques in the world and showed how the NHS can work with innovative technology, i.e. Lifelight, to improve patient outcomes.