Wessex COVID-19 Vaccine Research Hub

About the Wessex COVID-19 Vaccine Hub

The Wessex COVID-19 Vaccine Hub is a collaboration of local NHS providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

In the Wessex region, which covers Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and south Wiltshire, research teams are delivering COVID-19 vaccine research trials in a three-centre initiative, using sites in Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth. 

To date, the Wessex COVID-19 Vaccine Hub has recruited more than 2,600 participants to 15 COVID-19 vaccine and prophylactic studies (data cut: 13 July 2021). 

Latest news 

Find out about the latest COVID-19 vaccine research taking place in our Research Hubs across Wessex: 

Meet the team

Hear from colleagues who have joined us to work in our research hubs: 

Sarah Taylor, Research Administrator 

Sarah Taylor, a Research Administrator from South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), has joined our admin team to support the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine trials in Wessex. Read about her experience and the positive impact it's had on her role at SCAS.

Dr Geoff Sparrow, retired GP Associate Specialist in Medical Oncology

In this interview, Dr Geoff Sparrow, a retired GP Associate Specialist in Medical Oncology explains why he was inspired to return to research to support the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine trials in the Wessex region. 

Keep in touch 

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Got a question? Please direct all queries to our Hub team on comms.crnwessex@nihr.ac.uk.