We are one of 15 Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) in England as the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS.

We provide professional support services for the effective delivery of health research by partner organisations including acute hospital trusts, mental health partnership trusts and community settings like GP and dentistry practices.

By doing so, we help to increase the opportunities for patients and the public to take part in clinical research across 30 health specialities.

Clinical research helps the NHS identify the best interventions and treatments for patients, which have the potential to improve the lives of those affected now, and in the future.

The work of the CRN supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in this region.

Our Network serves Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This is our Plymouth office. We also have staff based in Truro and Exeter.