Run your study in the NHS

We can help you deliver your study in the NHS

From finding sites to monitoring performance, we offer a range of free support to help get your study up and running and to keep it on track.

We do this by working in partnership with the NHS to deliver high quality clinical research. Our dedicated, research-ready workforce of 10,000+  personnel is embedded throughout the NHS across England. All our NHS sites are connected through our national network. This enables national oversight  of all clinical research activity and local targeting of support through our regional teams.

Last year:

We helped recruit  870,250 people into clinical research studies in England, over 46,000 over those participants took part in commercial studies. 100% of NHS trusts were research active and 79% offered their patients opportunities to participate in commercial contract research. 69% of the commercial contract research studies we supported achieved their recruitment target on time.

What would you like to do next?

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

If your not quite ready to run your study perhaps you’d like to:

  • Access our Early Feedback Service  to  help you to determine if your study is compatible with UK clinical practice and if it can be delivered in the NHS.
  • Contact our Signposting Service to learn how we can support you if you have not developed your protocol or acquired funding yet.

Working across the UK

Our network is for the NHS in England, but you can be assured that we work collaboratively with our colleagues in Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland to enable a smooth and quick research delivery experience across the UK.

Contact us

Get started by  contacting the Study Support Service Helpdesk

If your study is already part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio and you need support or help with investigators, site set-up, or recruitment issues, contact your local Industry Operations Manager for support.

“Without NIHR support, I don’t believe that we would have been so far in our journey and be at this stage; ready for the study to go live in the next couple of months. And I also don’t think that, as a company, we would really understand how we would develop our evidence strategy at this stage in our life cycle.”
Jonathan Abraham, CEO and Co-founder, Healum

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