Life Sciences Industry

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.

Get Involved

We oversee research that deals with blood disorders. By this we mean conditions and diseases that affect how the blood and its components work. Haemophilia is one example (an inherited condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot and stop bleeding). Sickle-cell disease is another example (a genetic defect which affects the structure and shape of the blood cells so that it can’t carry oxygen as well as normal cells). Other examples include thrombotic disorders (where the blood clots too much), and anaemia.

NIHR Facilities

How to access support

Find out how to apply for Clinical Research Network support and how your study can benefit from our Study Support Service.

Find you local clinical research network

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.

What else do we offer?

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.

Information for Patients, Carers and the Public

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.


Haematology Clinical Specialty Leads

The Clinical Research Network is made up of 15 localities. Each one has at least one nominated local lead for haematology research. These clinicians lead research groups to promote and support haematology research within the NHS Trusts in their area.

At a national level the local leads come together to manage the national haematology research portfolio overall. This involves regularly reviewing the progress of studies, identifying barriers to recruitment, and coming up with solutions and strategies to help overcome those barriers.

Meet our Specialty group members