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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. 

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. Find your local ENRICH contact.

Our region, partners and host trust

The Clinical Research Network in the North West Coast (CRN NWC) is a ‘network’ that comprises 18 NHS Trusts and 2 Integrated Care Systems (ICS). 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:

NHS trusts

  • 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 and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool University Hospital Foundation 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 Community NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated Care Boards (ICB'S)

  • Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership
  • Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

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

For any general enquiries:

Telephone: 0151 331 5122/ 5130 


Address (main):   

NIHR Clinical Research Network, North West Coast

iC1 Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant

Liverpool L3 5TF

Study Support Service


Primary Care


 If your research is not taking place within a hospital or a general practice but based within the community then contact:

CRN NWC Research in Community Settings (RICS) Team