Our Study Support Service helps researchers and the life sciences industry plan, set up and deliver high quality research to time and target in both the NHS and in the wider health and social care environment, across England. We provide this service for all studies eligible for our support, regardless of location, study type, study size, therapy or research area. Whether your study is medical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, bio-tech or is looking at healthy populations or people with social care needs, we can help. Find out more.
We provide a direct route for companies to access experts and collaborations working within our world-leading NIHR research centres and the NHS. Our centres and experts are equipped to work in partnership with the life sciences industry. They support companies to translate fundamental biomedical research into the clinical setting, run studies in the NHS and develop new treatments, diagnostics and medical devices. Find out more about our local offer.
We offer a range of resources and training opportunities to develop your knowledge of clinical research. Find out more about our local training and development opportunities.
Find out more information about whether your service support costs can be met.
Excess treatment costs (ETCs) occur when treatment costs in a research study are greater than in routine care. We help manage the excess treatment costs process on behalf of local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and in collaboration with NHS England Specialised Commissioning. Find out more.
Contingency funding may help to cover service support costs. Find out more about our local offer.
Find out about how we can support you with important changes to the way we record recruitment activity.