What we do

We are one of 15 Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) in England, delivering research to make patients, and the NHS, better.

Find out more about the role of the CRNs in this short, informative video.

We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to patient care, and work collaboratively with our NHS partners to translate that passion into the effective delivery of clinical research studies in the North Thames area.

We support research delivery by:

  • Helping to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research across 30 health specialties
  • Providing professional support services for the effective delivery of health research by our partner organisations
  • Improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS within North Thames

Where we work

Our Network serves north east and north central London, south and west Hertfordshire, south Bedfordshire and south west and mid Essex.

We are hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust and work with healthcare providers across the region including 23 NHS trusts, 20 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and more than 850 GP practices.

View a full list of NHS trusts and CCGs we work with by enlarging the map below. 

Who we are

Our core network team are based on Tottenham Court Road. The team support the delivery of research studies on the CRN North Thames portfolio, provide a study support service for both commercial and non-commercial studies and provide a costings and contracts service for the network. They also help sites stay on top of their study performance to deliver on time and meet their recruitment target

Take a look at our staff and structure on our core team organogram