Southampton to host new network for health and care research across region
University Hospital Southampton (UHS) will host a new, regional network to drive the best patient care through research, it has been announced.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced an NIHR Research Delivery Network (RDN) for England that will start in 2024.
As part of this, 12 new Regional Research Delivery Networks (RRDNs) will cover all English regions, replacing the current Clinical Research Networks (CRNs).
The south-central network will be hosted by UHS. It will serve over four million people in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire West, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The RRDNs are being launched on 1 October 2024.