The NIHR Clinical Research Network is made up of 15 Local Clinical Research Networks that cover the length and breadth of England. These local networks coordinate and support the delivery of research in the NHS and across the wider health and social care environment, in England. The NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.
We make research happen by providing funding, training and other support to local NHS providers, such as local hospitals and GP surgeries, as well as public health and social care to improve healthcare by running clinical research studies. We support more than 500 staff, such as research nurses, to offer people the opportunity to take part in research. We also offer a comprehensive training programme for healthcare professionals who want to get involved with clinical research. We are hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Our network covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire. All six hospital trusts in our region are research active, as well as many GP surgeries, which are members of our local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Our free support and services will give you access to the NHS infrastructure throughout the region. We deliver research across 30 clinical specialities, covering the full breadth of clinical research areas.