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We are one of 15 Clinical Research Networks (CRN) delivering health and social care research across England. We are passionate about the contribution that research can make, and work collaboratively with our partner organisations to translate that passion into the effective delivery of research studies across the Wessex region.

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Finding a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 is a top priority for the UK and part of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. We have a range of paid and flexible opportunities available for healthcare staff, whether you're currently employed in the NHS, returning to healthcare or coming out of retirement. Find out more about our opportunities and how you can get involved

 

About us

Our network serves Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and south Wiltshire. We make sure that research occupies the place it deserves in the day-to-day work of health and social care organisations across the region. We support research delivery by:

  • Helping to increase the opportunities for patients and the public to take part in research across health and social care settings
  • Working in partnership with NHS trusts, CCGs, universities, local government and research funders to enable world-class research
  • Providing professional support services for the effective delivery of health and social care research
  • Improving the environment for commercial contract research
  • Supporting sites to manage their study performance and deliver to time and to target

In 2019/20, we:

  • Supported the delivery of over 1,800 studies
  • Helped to recruit over 37,000 participants into studies
  • Gathered feedback from adult participants, 91% of which reported that they had a good experience of taking part in research

We are part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the nation's largest funder of health and care research.  We are hosted by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

For the latest news, events and opportunities, follow us on Twitter at @NIHRCRNWessex.

Our partner organisations 

Dorset

Hampshire

Isle of Wight

South Wiltshire

Local research partners

 

Contact us

General enquiries

Telephone: 01489 771110

Email: studysupport.crnwessex@nihr.ac.uk

Clinical Research Network Wessex,

Unit 7 Berrywood Business Village,

Tollbar Way,

Hedge End,

Southampton,

SO30 2UN 

Leadership team

Professor Saul Faust, Clinical Director: s.faust@soton.ac.uk  

Professor Robert Peveler, Co Clinical Director: r.c.peveler@soton.ac.uk 

Rebecca McKay, Chief Operating Officer: rebecca.mckay@nihr.ac.uk 

Clare Rook, Deputy Chief Operating Officer: clare.rook@nihr.ac.uk 

CRN Wessex Study Support Service

Telephone: 01489 771 111

Email: studysupport.crnwessex@nihr.ac.uk

For specialty specific enquiries, please visit our specialties page where you will find contact details for the relevant team. 

CRN Wessex industry team

Telephone: 01489 771 119

Email: industry.crnwessex@nihr.ac.uk

Media enquiries

Kim Appleby, Communications and Engagement Manager 

Telephone: 01489 771027 or 07824 432886

Email: kim.appleby@nihr.ac.uk

Workforce development

Kelly Adams, Workforce Development Lead 

Telephone: 01489 771118 

Email: kelly.adams@nihr.ac.uk

Business intelligence 

Graham Halls, Business Intelligence Manager 

Telephone: 01489 771107

Email: graham.halls@nihr.ac.uk

Patient and public involvement and engagement

Alex Jones, Research Delivery Manager 

Telephone: 01489 771022

Email: alex.jones@nihr.ac.uk