The Clinical Research Network . Improving the performance of commercial studies in the NHS. Structure and coverage. The Clinical Research Network is made up of eight Clinical Research Networks that provide full geographical coverage of England. Support.
The Clinical Research Network
Improving the performance of
commercial studies in the NHS
Structure and coverage
The Clinical Research Network is made up of eight Clinical Research Networks that provide full geographical coverage of England
The Clinical Research Network is getting stronger.
In 2009/10 it recruited 14, 819 patients to adopted commercially sponsored studies across the UK – a 111% increase on the previous year.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network Exemplar Programme
What is the Exemplar Programme?
*This figure was an accurate reflection of the median set-up time for all studies on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio as of August 2010.
“Capturing the learning”
Exemplar performance is achievable by:
Study start-up route map
One of the recommendations outlined by the Exemplar Programme was a need for clarity regarding the roles and responsibilities of staff involved in the delivery of studies. The Clinical Research Network has developed the study start-up route map to help you and commercial partners identify who does what throughout the set-up and delivery of a study. The map is available at supportmystudy.nihr.ac.uk
Key success factors
Embracing collaboration ensured high performance in the North West Exemplar. To replicate this success throughout the rest of England, we need your help in supporting Programme recommendations and making them business-as-usual within the clinical research community.
The roll-out of Programme recommendations is supported by a broader package of NIHR initiatives designed to accelerate the set-up and delivery of clinical research studies within the NHS. These initiatives include:
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