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Have a look around PRC: Leicester!


We have created a video tour to showcase the facilities available to deliver research at Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC): Leicester. This also enables virtual site selection meetings if required.


Our host trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, has received a £450 million reconfiguration package from the UK government to invest in state-of-the-art facilities for the benefit of patients. As well as our PRC, the trust hosts and manages a wealth of NIHR research delivery infrastructure, including a Biomedical Research Centre, Clinical Research Facility, Clinical Research Network East Midlands and an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (jointly funded by CRUK). It has also set up the National Centre for Drug Adherence Testing. This means that our PRC shares its site with, and has access to:

  • A clinical trials pharmacy
  • Full pathology services
  • Sample preparation laboratories
  • Imaging (CT/MRI/interventional radiology)
  • A DEXA scanner
  • Fully equipped gym for exercise interventions, cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic assessments

The PRC team works very closely with these support services to ensure feasibility assessments are conducted in a robust and timely manner, assisted by an electronic sign-off system to support high-speed capacity and capability assessments. We also have access to two other acute hospital sites run by our host trust, with specialist equipment for, but not limited to, Cardiology, Respiratory, Paediatric and Emergency Medicine.

Get in touch to discuss your upcoming research projects and find out how we can help you.