Study Support Service Summary

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Our Study Support Service is free of charge and helps the life sciences industry plan, set up and deliver high quality research to time and target in the NHS in England. 

We offer a flexible package of support across the clinical study lifecycle that can be shaped to meet the needs of individual companies. The sooner you get in touch the more you will benefit from our expertise and resources. 

Companies can utilise this service regardless of location, study type, study size, or therapy area. We support commercial contract studies across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical technology industries, as well those delivered via Contract Research Organisations.

Our national network structure connects individual research sites to enable a ‘do once and share’ approach to study delivery, which means you benefit from country-wide expertise and experience.

Our Study Support Service package comprises:

  • Early feedback
    Access NHS clinical experts across all therapeutic specialties to advise on the feasibility and deliverability of your study in the NHS.
  • Site identification
    Gather expressions of interest for your study from over 240+ NHS organisations and 10,000+ General Practices in England via a managed single online submission.
  • Optimising delivery
    Complements your existing feasibility by using our local site and study intelligence, expertise and data.
  • Effective study set-up*
    Benefit from a national study-wide action plan for streamlined study set-up across all NHS sites supporting your study.

  • Performance monitoring*
    Proactive study-wide performance monitoring helping your study to meet its recruitment targets within planned timescales.

*To access the Effective Study Set-up service and the Performance Monitoring service your study must be deemed eligible for continued NIHR Clinical Research Network Support.