About us

England - East Midlands highlight

What we do

Our organisation supports the delivery of clinical research in the East Midlands and we are hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

We help to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensure that studies are carried out efficiently, and support the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the East Midlands area.

We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to our patients lives, and work collaboratively with other NHS providers to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the area.

To do this, we make sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves to in the day-to-day work of the NHS across the East Midlands area. Our area includes 16 Trusts, 19 Clinical Commissioning Groups and other qualified providers of NHS services.

Find our more about the Trusts and CCGs in the East Midlands here.

Support for the Life Sciences Industry

We have a dedicated Life Sciences Industry team within our organisation to provide the best support when collaborating with our industry partners. We can support with:

  • a dedicated team with local expertise and contacts
  • a research support team to support the delivery of local studies
  • performance monitoring and tracking

Find out more about this team and service on the 'Our Services' page, including contact details.

Study Support Service

To help ensure the smooth delivery of research, we provide advice and support to our partner organisations and to anyone involved in supporting, facilitating or conducting clinical research in the NHS. This is provided through a network of people based in our core team and supported by staff in the various partner organisations.

Our Study Support Service is a free service which will help you to plan, set up and deliver high quality clinical research, on time and to target, in the East Midlands region. Find out more about the Study Support Service here, including contact details. 

Our local training 

One of our essential aims is to support the development of the local clinical research workforce, to facilitate the delivery of high quality NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies. 

On our homepage you'll find details about all of our upcoming training. For an in depth look at what support our Workforce Development Team can provide, please take a look at 'Our Services'

Research delivery staff on hand to support trials

Here in the East Midlands, we were the first network to recognise the need for a team of research delivery staff who could be called upon to support any trial. This team has now grown in size and we're supporting more research in a hands on way, than ever before.

Please take a look at 'Our Services' for more information and contact details for this service.