NIHR Clinical Research Network

Funded by the Department of Health, the NIHR Clinical Research Network helps commercial life-sciences companies to set-up and deliver clinical research studies in the NHS in England.  Support includes guidance on feasibility and site identification, tools to speed up NHS contract and costing negotiations, and access to highly-skilled NHS staff to identify patients and carry out study activities.

Contact details

Fairbairn House
71-75 Clarendon Road
Phone number: +44 (0)113 343 0397
Web address:
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Company details

Number of local staff: 200


  • Study set-up processes
  • NHS patient populations
  • Availability of NHS facilities and personnel to support research
  • Access to investigators
  • Study delivery management
Additional services:


  • England-wide team of Industry Managers to support your study in the NHS
  • Access to our clinical research "intelligence service", offering site selection support, sense-checks on proposed site recruitment targets, access to a wide pool of investigators with new patient populations, and advice on feasibility
  • Allocation of trained clinical staff to investigators to support and deliver patient recruitment to time and target
  • Streamlined system for gaining NHS permission – saves time on multi-site studies
  • Support on costing studies

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