The CRN South London provides the practical support that researchers in South London need to carry out high quality clinical and other health-related research studies in the NHS for the benefit of our local patient population.
Our approach for the current financial year is outlined in a two-page strategy document and you can download our strategy document here.
The annual report for 2017/18 saw the Clinical Research Network (CRN) South London deliver its crucial HLO1 target beating the goal of 52,500 with 55,784 subjects recruited to research studies. A 9% increase in percentage of commercial studies recruiting to time and target was also achieved.
CRN South London recruited patients to all 30 specialities and local speciality group leads were appointed in-year for 10 out of the 30 specialities, with all specialities having local leadership in place. This enabled the research network to meet 82% of its specialty objectives (32 of 39 across 23 specialities).
For Reproductive Health and Childbirth studies, CRN South London was the top recruiting network in the country, and additionally was in the top five recruiting networks for a further 14 specialities. The network also met its national target to recruit 10% of patients to participate in “Join Dementia Research.”
For the details, you can download and read our Annual Report 2017/18 here.
Click on the image on the right to see a larger version of this infographic that contains many of our key performance figures from 2017/18.
The 2016/17 financial year saw several key leadership changes in the CRN South London including the Clinical Directors and the Chief Operating Officers. The local clinical research network (LCRN) recruited into all 30 specialties in 2016/17 and ranked top in the country for patients recruited in three of those specialties.
Exceeding the locally determined and aspirational recruitment targets, the CRN South London supported the recruitment of 63,427 patients to CRN portfolio studies last year and was the second highest recruiting network per million population in England.
The year also saw the release of the dedicated South London ODP app as part of a drive to improve data collection. The highly praised Advanced Leadership Programme was the highlight of a good year for workforce development and the Annual Research Meeting, along with a groundbreaking Strategic PA Funding programme and a growing number of Improvement and Innovation (I&I) activities were further indicators of a successful year.
For the details, you can download and read our Annual Report 2016/17 here.