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CRN East Midlands

The NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands supports the delivery of high-quality clinical research in the NHS and social care across the East Midlands region. We are committed to providing the infrastructure that allows research to take place so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.

Latest news about East Midlands

News: Restarting research: how a digital approach is enabling studies to reopen in Leicester

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About us

We help to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensure that studies are carried out efficiently, and support the Government’s strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the East Midlands.

We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to people's lives, and work collaboratively with NHS providers and other organisations to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the region.

Our organisation is hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. We work across the East Midlands, which consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Our partners

We make sure that clinical research is part of the day-to-day work of the NHS and social care across the East Midlands, working with 16 NHS Trusts, 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups and other qualified providers of NHS services.


Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust



NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG

NHS Leicester City CCG

NHS Lincolnshire CCG

NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG


NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG

NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG

NHS Nottingham North and East CCG

NHS Nottingham West CCG

NHS Rushcliffe CCG

Social media

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Contact us

We have two main offices in the East Midlands:


Knighton Street Outpatients, 1st Floor, Leicester Royal Infirmary, LE1 5WW

Rachel Webb, Project Support Officer


T: 0116 258 6185


NHSP, C Floor, South Block, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, NG7 2UH

Hannah McAleese, Network Administrator


T: 0115 924 9924 (extension 80656)


Key contacts

Professor David Rowbotham is our Clinical Director

T: 0116 258 6185 E:


Professor Stephen Ryder is our Co-Clinical Director

T: 0116 258 6185 E:


Elizabeth Moss is our Chief Operating Officer

T: 0116 258 6185 E:


Kathryn Fairbrother is our Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Business Intelligence Lead

T: 0116 258 5009 E:


Dan Kumar is our Industry Delivery Manager

T: 0115 924 9924 (ext 70760) E:


Michele Eve is our Workforce Development Lead and Wellbeing Lead

T: 0116 250 2778 E:


Steve Clapperton is our Communications and Engagement Lead

T: 0116 250 2730 E:


To see how we can help you with the delivery of research, find out more about our Study Support Service and get in touch.


Useful documents

We have a number of important policies and procedures that may be of interest to you:

Budget Paper 2019/20

Issue Resolution Procedure

Process for reporting IG incidents

SOP for the monitoring of partner organisations

SOP for portfolio commercial contract research income