Clinical Research Practitioners

Clinical Research Practitioners (CRPs) are crucial to delivering the clinical research that is transforming treatment in the NHS and the care we receive.

CRPs bring a wealth of research knowledge and expertise to the delivery of safe, ethical and high quality clinical research care. Around a quarter of the workforce funded by the NIHR Clinical Research Network are working in CRP roles – their enthusiasm and expertise is essential to the future of clinical research.

Raising the profile of Clinical Research Practitioners

The Clinical Research Practitioner Directory is an exciting new venture that aims to promote a strong professional identity for CRPs and provide assurance for patients.

The Directory is a collaboration between the NIHR and the Academy for Healthcare Science. It’s a space for CRPs to be consulted and to contribute to an application seeking accredited registration for CRPs.

The road to recognition

In this video Clinical Research Practitioner Kayleigh Gilbert talks about her role and her anticipation of an accredited register for CRPs, sharing what this development will mean personally and how it will support the professional identity of CRPs as a group.  

 

 

In this video Clinical Research Practitioner Angharad Williams talks about her role and her anticipation of an accredited register for CRPs.  

 

 

 In this video Deirdre Brooking talks about her role and the importance of professional identity as a CRP.