CRN North Thames
NIHR CRN North Thames is one of five designations within UCLPartners that work together to harness research and innovation for better patient care and a healthier population.
Clinical Research Network North Thames supports the delivery of high-quality research across parts of London, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Working with 23 NHS trust and 20 Clinical Commissioning Group partners, it covers a patient population of about six million people.
CRN North Thames is one of 15 Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) in England, delivering research to make patients, and the NHS, better.
CRN North Thames supports research delivery by:
• Helping to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research across 30 health specialties
• Providing professional support services for the effective delivery of health research by our partner organisations
• Improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS within North Thames.
The CRN also works with social care organisations, including local councils, to deliver research in the community.