Below is a map of the counties covered by the CRN West Midlands. These are:
- County of the West Midlands
We help to increase the opportunities for our local population to take part in health and social care research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently and to a high standard.
The CRN West Midlands (CRN WM) is the largest of 15 local Networks across England with an economically and ethnically diverse population of around 5.67m. Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, the CRN WM makes sure that health and social care research occupies the place it deserves across the West Midlands locality, including hospitals and other settings such as care homes, hospices, prisons and schools
The Network provides researchers with the practical support they need to ensure the research successfully delivers its aims.
For research that meets certain criteria we offer free of charge operational and practical support. This support includes :
- Advising researchers on how to make their study work in hospital and other settings
- Making it easier to set up a study
- Helping health and social care researchers to identify suitable sites and recruit patients to take part in studies
- Funding the people and facilities needed to carry out research
- Access to nationally and locally designed research-related training
The Network is hosted by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
We want the West Midlands to be the best possible place to live, work and receive healthcare and social care, where research and innovation thrive. Our Progression Plan (formerly Entry Plan) sets out how we aim to achieve this.
Please Note: the majority of staff are still working from home so please contact us via email in the first instance as office phones are unlikely to be answered.
Senior Leadership Team
Clinical Director - Professor Matthew Brookes
Chief Operating Officer -Carly Craddock
Deputy Clinical Directors:
Dr David Shukla
Professor Chris Imray
Deputy Chief Operating Officers:
Pam Devall (Acting Deputy COO)
Study Support Services (for study enquiries, including queries about Excess Treatment Costs):
email@example.com (Primary Care)
CPMS, ODP or EDGE queries:
New Portfolio and Commercial Research Enquiries:
To contact our Research Delivery Managers, Clinical Research Leads and Research Specialty Leads, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We are committed to delivering high quality training to NHS research staff throughout our region who are involved in the conduct of studies accepted onto the NIHR CRN Portfolio. All courses are advertised and booked via a dedicated website. (NB. NIHR Learn login is required for access).
General Enquiries (not study related):
For any Communications queries, resources, Network Awards information or to be added to the mailing list for the Network Bulletin, please email email@example.com
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