As Dr William van’t Hoff and Dr Edwin Selvaratnam argue in their article for the Royal College of Physicians, research improves patient care.

At the Clinical Research Network West of England we are passionate about safe, sound and successful research. Improving outcomes for patients and the public is at the heart of everything we do.

These are some of the areas in which we can support you and your study:

Study Support Service

From the outset of your study, if you need advice on eligibility, regulatory submissions, assistance with costing your study or an exploration of recruitment pathways - we are here.

Are you planning a study based in a social care setting? We can offer advice and guidance on Attributing the costs of health and social care Research and Development (AcoRD).

Our research experts can advise you on site identification, how to set-up rapidly, and our monitoring of every study in the locality means that we can identify struggling studies quickly and offer valuable support. 

Email us with your query and we will be in touch.

Primary Care

We administer the Research Site Initiative (RSI) scheme that funds practices to deliver research. We also offer regular meetings, a WhatsApp group for practices involved in commercial research and regular site visits across the area. Our Research Delivery Managers promote the West of England primary care sites to study teams everywhere.  

Primary Care and Social Care Settings Team - WE REACH

The WE REACH team comprises Research Nurses and Clinical Research Practitioners that can assist in delivering research studies when extra support is needed. Our team is trained to work in a variety of settings such as hospices, care homes and schools.

Communications, Media and Social Media

 We have an in-house team of communications specialists that can promote research studies, working with local and national media and partner organisations. We can advise on patient case studies, work to promote studies for recruitment (if passed by ethics committees) and promote the work of research teams via our regular newsletters and social media channels.  

You can access our past newsletters here and sign up to our newsletter here.

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