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CRN North West Coast

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


Latest news about North West Coast

News: Volunteers needed to work as research ambassadors on the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial taking place in Liverpool

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News: Research on the Frontline, Primary Care

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News: Clinical Research Network; North West Coast Launch Local Portfolio Restart Framework

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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 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 5132


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