Useful documents

pdfCRN KSS ODP App (0.31 MB)

The CRN KSS ODP app contains a suite of Kent, Surrey and Sussex specific reports and data that will enable you to see up to date recruitment activity, identify new portfolio studies and see information on existing studies. Download the guide to help you use this new resource. 

What we do

Areas covered

Local partners 

Training and education

 What we do

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas.

In the Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex we work with hospital Trusts (acute, community and mental health) GP surgeries, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to support the setup and timely delivery of commercial and non-commercial studies in the NHS in the region. We provide advice on study feasibility, streamlined NHS permissions and effective patient recruitment. The NIHR CRN: Kent, Surrey and Sussex is hosted by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We have offices in Gillingham, Kent and at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, at the University of Brighton in Falmer.


Follow us on Twitter @NIHRCRN_kss  

Find out who we are and how we can help  by watching this video about CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Areas covered 

A list of Trusts covered by Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex

A list of CCGs covered by Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex.


Local partners

 In addition to hospitals and local GP surgeries, we work very with other research organisations in the area, which include:

Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN)

KSS AHSN is a membership organisation working for NHS, higher education, local government and industry organisations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth.

NIHR Research Design Service South East (RDS)

The RDS help people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding programmes in applied health and social care.


See the full list of NIHR infrastructure organisations


Map highlighting Kent, Surrey and Sussex