The North West Coast Taskforce
- The Clinical Research Network North West Coast (CRN NWC) Task Force offers NHS organisations in both primary & secondary care complimentary research nursing and administrative support to NIHR portfolio studies. The Task Force Team is a centrally based, multi-disciplinary team of research practitioners who provide skills to help deliver the NIHR portfolio of studies at our partner organisations.
- We support both commercial and non-commercial portfolio activity across multiple specialities, divisions and settings. We are well-trained, agile, research practitioners who are deployed across the research network to support studies in meeting agreed targets within a given time frame.
- The Task force Team is managed by the Research Matron, Sarah Dyas, who allocates staff to work on studies at partner organisations on planned placements. This model provides an effective generic workforce which can be mobilised to respond to the demands of the NIHR portfolio, and allows us to place the required skills in the right place at the right time, for the benefit of our patients.