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Patient Recruitment Centre: Blackpool

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 collective 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.

map of United Kingdom showing locations of each Patient Recruitment Centre siteBased 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.

The Team also won the Research Collaboration of the Year award in 2022 for their partnership work with Fylde Coast Clinical Research at Layton Medical Centre.

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 60 experienced Principal Investigators from a  variety of specialties who are able to manage and deliver over 100 studies per year.

Use the links below to find out more about what we do:

Contact PRC: Blackpool

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Patient Recruitment Centre at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, one of just five in the country, was recognised for the work it has done in partnership with Fylde Coast Clinical Research based at Layton Medical Centre.

The partnership won the Research Collaboration of the Year award in 2022 which recognised good examples of research collaboration between organisations delivering healthcare in the region