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The NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber is one of the regional clinical research delivery arms 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.

We are hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout the Yorkshire and Humber area.

We help to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensure that studies are carried out efficiently, and support the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in Yorkshire and Humber.

How we help people like Stuart be One in a Million

Stuart Philips

The Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber supported the OSLER2 trial into evolocumab in high cholesterol, sponsored by Amgen, in which Stuart Phillips took part. Stuart is one of more than a million primary care patients recruited to trials nationally by the CRN - see the One In A Million campaign.

Stuart said: “I lost my mother when she was 51 because of a heart attack, which is when I discovered I had very high cholesterol at a relatively young age. I’ve been on statins since I was diagnosed about 13 years ago, and it took a while to find the one which worked best for me on the correct dose.

“My GP told me about the OSLER2 trial about 18 months ago and I was happy to give it a go."

Read more on Stuart's story here.

Trials we support

The ALPHA study into hand eczema is supported by the Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber. Led by the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research, the study compares two kinds of treatment for hand eczema. More information in the video below.