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.
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Find out who we are and how we can help by watching this video about CRN Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Professor Geeta Menon Clinical Director, Dr Mark Hill, Co-Clinical Director and Dr Kate Jones, Chief Operating Officer, provide the clinical and operational leadership of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex network.
Our Clinical Leadership is made up of Clinical Research Specialty Leads and Sub-specialty Leads who promote our research portfolio development through collaborative working across our partner organisations.
Our Research Delivery Managers work closely with the research teams and R&D departments to ensure that recruitment to time and target is attained. This enables early identification of any issues that may arise and enables a swift resolution.
In addition to hospitals and local GP surgeries, we work very with other research organisations in the area, which include:
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.
The RDS help people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding programmes in applied health and social care.
Useful documents and pieces of information
We and our Partners talk to a variety of people about NHS clinical research, how you can be involved and what the Clinical Research Network does. Below are some documents and materials that may be useful to explain what the NIHR and CRN is and how we can help research happen for the benefit of our patients and future patients.