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CRN West Midlands

The  CRN West Midlands provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in our area, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.  We help to increase opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensure that studies are carried out efficiently and provide researchers with the practical support they need to carry out their research.

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About Us

Below is a map of the counties covered by the CRN West Midlands.  These are:

  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • County of the West Midlands
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Herefordshire

Map of counties covered by the CRN West Midlands

We help to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently. 

The CRN West Midlands (CRN WM)  is the largest of the 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 clinical research occupies the place it deserves across the West Midlands locality, including Trusts, primary care organisations, hospices, care homes and other settings.   

The Network provides researchers with the practical support they need to make clinical studies happen in the NHS and beyond, so that more research takes place across the region, and more patients can take part. This practical support includes:

  • Advising researchers on how to make their study work in the NHS

  • Making it easier to set up a study

  • Helping 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.  

 Contact Us:

**Please Note: the majority of staff are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic so please contact us via email in the first instance as office phones are unlikely to be answered.**

Senior Management Team

Clinical Director - Professor Jeremy Kirk

Chief Operating Officer - Pauline Boyle

Deputy Chief Operating Officers:

Carly Craddock

Julie Davis

To contact our Research Delivery Managers, Clinical Research Leads and Clinical Research Specialty
Leads, please email for details.

Study Support

Study Support Services (for study enquiries, including queries about Excess Treatment Costs):

OR (Primary Care)

Tel: 0121 371 8558

CPMS, ODP or EDGE queries:

Industry Enquiries:

Tel: 0121 627 2843

New Portfolio  and Commercial Research Enquiries:


For information on the courses we run and to contact the Training Team, visit

General Enquiries (not study related):

Media Enquiries


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