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CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex

NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex provides funding across the region to cover the service support costs of research and promote high quality research opportunities for patients in health and social care settings. 

**Please note that the CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex  main phone number for general enquiries and signposting (0300 303 3840), will not be available until further notice.


Who we are

We work with NHS organisations and other healthcare and social care providers across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to support the setup and timely delivery of commercial and non-commercial studies and promote opportunities for people to participate in and be involved in research.

We are hosted by Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.



Professor Geeta Menon Clinical Director and Dr Mark Hill, Co-Clinical Director provide the clinical and operational leadership of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex network.

Our clinical leadership is made up of Clinical Research Specialty Leads and Sub-specialty Leads who promote our research portfolio development through collaborative working across our partner organisations.

Our Research Delivery Managers work closely with the research teams and Research and Development (R&D) departments to ensure that recruitment target is achieved. 


Contact us

For all study enquiries and any media enquiries please email . 



We have offices in Canterbury, Kent, Guildford, Surrey and Falmer, Sussex. 

NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Room 104, Watson Building
University of Brighton
East Sussex

NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Unit 58
Canterbury Innovation Centre
University Road

NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex
PG03, Leggett Building
Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Daphne Jackson Road,
Guildford, Surrey
GU2 7WG, 

Social media 

Follow us on Twitter @NIHRCRN_kss


Our partners

We work with NHS and non-NHS organisations to deliver health and social care research.

NHS Trusts in our region 

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust 
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust 
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

We work with Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

NHS Kent and Medway CCG
NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG
NHS West Sussex CCG
NHS East Sussex CCG

Frimley Health and Care ICS (STP)
Sussex Health and Care Partnership 
Kent and Medway STP
Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership (STP)

We also work with non-NHS organisations including Medway Community Healthcare, an award winning social enterprise and community interest company who offer their patients chances to take part in research.

NIHR in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

We work closely with other NIHR organisations based in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

NIHR Research Design Service South East (RDS)

Research Design Services (RDSs) support researchers to develop high-quality grant applications for submission to NIHR and other national funding programmes. There are ten RDS services in England. The Research Design Service South East (RDS SE) covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS), with advisers based at the Universities of Brighton, Kent and Surrey.


NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex

The Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) brings together NHS Trusts, local authorities, universities, communities and other partners to support the development of innovative research to improve health and social care for patients and families in the south east. Visit their website for more information. 

Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) 

We also work with the Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN). KSS AHSN is a membership organisation working for NHS, higher education, local government and industry organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth.