Welcome to the Patient Recruitment Centre: Blackpool
We are dedicated to setting up and delivering late phase commercial clinical trials in the NHS at pace and scale. We are one of five National Patient Recruitment Centres that work collaboratively, through an innovative national franchise-like model, to make it easier and quicker to deliver commercial research in the UK.
By attracting more commercial research to the UK, we will also increase opportunities for our patients to access cutting edge treatment and therapies that are not yet widely available through the NHS. We work across the region, through our partners and stakeholders, to ensure as many people as possible are given an opportunity to take part in high quality clinical research.
News: NIHR launches new National Patient Recruitment Centres for late phase commercial clinical research
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News: Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to receive funding from the Department of Health and Social Care for a Patient Recruitment Centre
Based in Blackpool, a seaside town in the heart of the north west, our Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) is easily accessible via the M55. You will find us at Victoria Hospital, which is home to the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Lancashire Haematology Centre and the NIHR North West Coast CRN Research Team of the Year 2020.
On arrival you will be greeted by our dedicated research team who have a wealth of experience delivering clinical trials across a range of diseases and conditions. Our wider team includes over 40 experienced Principal Investigators from a variety of specialties who are able to manage and deliver over 100 studies per year.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust won 'Research Team of the Year' at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2020.