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CRN South West Peninsula

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) South West Peninsula helps to increase the opportunities for people to take part in clinical research, which will lead to better treatments and health preventative measures now and in the future.

Latest news about South West Peninsula

News: Research Voices: Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Describe Delivering The COVID-19 Recovery Trial

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News: Thousands of South West Clinical Research Participants Changing The Face Of Healthcare

23,329 participants recruited to studies across the region in 2019/20
1,473 took part in commercial studies
217 individual sites supported research by recruiting participants to studies
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News: Derriford Hospital Critical Care Team Devise New Research Delivery Model Which Proves Effective in Responding to the Covid-19 Challenge

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About us

We are the NIHR Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We provide the infrastructure, support and funding that drives high-quality clinical research to take place in our region.

Our aim is to deliver a health research system so that patients can benefit from new and improved treatments. We increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently.

We are hosted by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.


In response to COVID-19, our core team are now working from home. We are still open for all day to day business and we will continue to hold planned meetings and training via teleconference or webinar.

If you have any questions about our response to COVID-19 or need to contact our team please email

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