The NIHR proactively supports the life sciences industry to develop new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies at both early and late phases. The Life Sciences Industry section of our website outlines the services, expertise, facilities and resources that are available to help companies bring their research and development programmes to the UK and successfully deliver clinical trials and studies in NHS.
The NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI) provides a valuable resource for the global life sciences industry during early phase.
Click here to find out more.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management offers specialist expertise and guidance to assist with the delivery of studies.
We provide opportunities for healthcare professionals to become involved in research and for existing researchers to access a network of skilled research support staff and wider patient populations. Our work includes:
Find out how to apply for Clinical Research Network support and how your study can benefit from our Study Support Service.
The Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) teams can provide researchers and clinicians with practical guidance and support for successfully running studies in local areas. Please visit the NIHR in your area homepage to find your LCRN.
For more information on local opportunities contact your Local Clinical Research Network to get involved in their work, or in research studies that are running locally.
Patients are at the centre of our work. As a patient, carer or as a member of the public you can get involved by taking part in research, or by helping to shape research. There are several ways you can do this.
Taking part in research
If you are interested in participating in research you can:
To find out more please visit the NIHR Patients and the Public page.
Patient and public involvement in research
If you are interested in becoming involved in research visit the NIHR Patients and the Public page to find out more.
Each of our 15 Local Clinical Research Networks has at least one nominated local Clinical Specialty Research Lead for Anaesthesia. These clinicians lead research groups to promote and support Anaesthesia research within the NHS Trusts in their area.
At a national level the local leads come together to manage the national Anaesthesia clinical research portfolio. This involves regularly reviewing the progress of studies, identifying barriers to recruitment, and coming up with solutions and strategies to help overcome those barriers. Our National Specialty Group of clinical experts offer advice and support to commercial and non-commercial customers looking to conduct research in the NHS.