NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) South West Peninsula - Researchers

Supporting Research

High quality health and social care research sits at the heart of the healthcare delivery because it helps to improve treatments and patient care. It’s our job to deliver research throughout the health and social care system. We do this by funding research staff in local services, who support the delivery of research and make patients aware of research opportunities.

We know the best sites to conduct research, where specific patient populations are based and how to access the right equipment to deliver research studies effectively. We understand how the NHS works and we help the clinical research community plan, set up and deliver clinical research on time and to target.

With our support and guidance thousands of patients, across a huge range of conditions, in hospitals, GP surgeries and the community throughout the South West, access clinical research opportunities every year. 

Research in care homes

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. Contact / 07949 765277.

Life Sciences Industry Service

Our support for the life sciences and healthcare innovation industries

Why work with us?

We have a strong track record of collaboration with life sciences companies and understand the contribution that health and social care research can make to improving patient care.

We provide:

  • Dedicated research support at all stages of the process
  • Skilled and experienced research teams embedded within local health services
  • Competitive performance data that demonstrates our local strengths and opportunities

The free support we provide helps the life sciences industry deliver high quality research. We offer a range of services across the research pathway that will help study feasibility, set up and delivery to time and target. Regardless of study type, size or therapy area of the research, we will provide consistent and high quality support throughout the South West Peninsula. We have a team of dedicated advisers with a thorough understanding of the modern research environment.

Some of the things they can help you with include:

  • Regulatory approvals
  • Assistance with site identification
  • Guidance with the costings for a study

Get in contact to find out more about how we can assist you in delivering clinical research: 

General enquiries:

Direct or urgent queries: Laura Reid, Business Development Operations Manager,

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External links

          NIHR career development