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CRN North West Coast

The Clinical Research Network, North West Coast helps to ensure research is delivered in an effective way so that key research questions can be answered. Our work allows new medicines, treatments and care to be developed which help to improve health and social care outcomes across the NHS and social care sector. 

We would also like everyone to mention our ENRICH network - which is both for care homes and researchers. Our ENRICH network brings together care home staff, residents and their families with researchers. It provides a toolkit of resources to help care homes make the most of research and researchers to set up and run studies effectively and collaboratively in care homes. Your local contact can be found here. 

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Our Region, Partners and Host Trust

The Clinical Research Network in the North West Coast (CRN NWC) is a ‘network’ that comprises of 41 NHS partners consisting of 22 NHS Trusts and 19 Clinical Commissioning Groups. The region stretches across 4 counties from South Cheshire to South Cumbria.  We are hosted by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust have come together to become Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 1 October 2019. Prior to this The Clinical Research Network, North West Coast was hosted by The Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Please see list of our Partner Organisations below:

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Womens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
North West Boroughs Healthcare Foundation Trust
Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington & Halton NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral Comminity NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Blackburn with Drawen CCG
NHS Blackpool CCG
NHS Chorley with South Ribble CCG
NHS East Lancashire CCG
NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG
NHS Greater Preston CCG
NHS Halton CCG
NHS Knowsley CCG
NHS Liverpool CCG
NHS Morecambe Bay CCG
NHS South Cheshire CCG
NHS South Sefton CCG
NHS Southport and Formby CCG
NHS St Helens CCG
NHS Vale Royal CCG
NHS Warrington CCG
NHS West Cheshire CCG
NHS West Lancashire CCG
NHS Wirral CCG

Please use the relevant quick links to find more about our work. There are sections of this website devoted to:  i) health and care professionals  ii)  patients carers and public iii) researchers. 

If you would like to contact us directly, please find our contact details below. 

Contact us

General enquiries

telephone:  0151 331 5130/5122


Commercial team

telephone: 0151 482 9301


Primary Care

telephone: 0151 331 5128


Study Support

telephone: 0151 331 5126



address:  NIHR Clinical Research Network, North West Coast

iC1 Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant

Liverpool L3 5TF