About us

Research nurse with patient

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) South London helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensuring that studies are carried out efficiently.

The CRN South London also supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the South London area.

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

Our aim is that clinical research occupies the place it deserves to in the day-to-day work of the NHS across the South London area. This includes Trusts, Primary Care Organisations and any other qualified providers of NHS services. For more information on getting involved in research, visit our Get Involved page.

Research Support

Providing research support

The CRN South London has the high-quality staff along with the knowhow and infrastructure to support researchers, health professionals and the life-science industry to deliver health research studies.

Meet the leadership team

CRN South London leadership team

Meet the Clinical Directors and Chief Operating Officers who head up the Clinical Research Network in the South London area, along with the managers for each of our six divisions.

Our locations

Map of South London

We’re hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust although we work with every Trust in the South London area as well as every Clinical Commissioning Group in the area.

Our specialties

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The CRN  South London operates across 30 specialties that are split into six divisions. Visit the Our Specialties page for a table of all 30 specialties and their corresponding divisions.

Funding and strategy

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Our funding model, including how we distribute funds to our partner organisations, is available here along with our strategy and details of short term contingency funding opportunities.


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We run several types of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training courses throughout the year. On the training page you can also find details of other clinical research training available across the NIHR.