About The National Clinical Study Group (CSG)
The Uveitis National Clinical Study Group (CSG) is a group of clinicians, clinical scientists, statisticians and a wider membership of Ophthalmologists throughout the United Kingdom. The Uveitis CSG works in partnership with patient groups, Ophthalmic charity Fight for Sight and complements the work of the NIHR CRN.
The group is part of the NIHR Research Strategy for Ophthalmology - and is the first CSG in Ophthalmology.
This partnership aims to establish a national uveitis research programme within the United Kingdom. Its structure consists of an advisory group and is currently chaired by Dr Srilakshmi Sharma.
"To give as many patients with an ocular inflammatory disease the opportunity to be enrolled in a clinical trial, clinical study or contribute to a Biobank from point of diagnosis onwards in order to improve care and outcomes for themselves and patients with similar conditions in the future"
Our remit is:
- To support and develop a portfolio of clinical studies directed for studies and clinical trials for patient benefit in all areas of ocular inflammation across the UK. We do this by working through a research network of clinicians and researchers working with patients with ocular inflammation.
- To partner with Ophthalmology charities and patient groups to develop research priorities and research studies.
- To work with the National Insitute of Health Research's Clinical Research Network in Ophthalmology in helping to define research priorities in Ocular Inflammation and to gain support and subsequent adoption of research studies onto the CRN portfolio for delivery.