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    Lancashire Clinical Research Facility/COVID 19

    Welcome to the Lancashire Clinical Research Facility.  Our specialist clinical research facility is for patients and volunteers taking part in early-phase clinical trials.

    The Lancashire Clinical Research Facility is a partnership between Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancaster University.  Together the teams provide a unique combination of both physical and mental health research expertise.  The research teams from both Trusts have worked together to deliver urgent public health trials - being part of the Recovery trial - and will continue to work with study teams towards developing treatments and medical interventions to treat/prevent Covid-19.


    The Lancashire Clinical Research Facility aims to:

    • Attract early phase research studies within Lancashire.  This will give people in Lancashire an opportunity to take part in research studies.
    • Provide a high quality service for the conduct of clinical research.
    • Providing on the doorstep research opportunities for patients and volunteers in Lancashire.


    For more information about NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility please follow this link 

    The main Lancashire Care contacts within the NIHR Lancashire CRF are:

    Dr Salman Karim, Associate Medical Director (LCRF)

    Karen Palmer, Research Nurse Manager


    The Trust is contractually bound to publish the results of clinical trials for a period of 12 months.  Each quarter we provide data to the NIHR to support their aims of monitoring value for money.  Although this has been a difficult year, and new trials were very few and far between from March 2020, we are now looking to restart as many trials as we can.  We aim to do as much remote assessment and delivery as possible, and when we see patients, we do so in a safe way - to protect our patients, families and carers, and, of course, our staff.  

    Please see the link below to take you to the NIHR website with details of our performance and delivery of clinical and commercial trials in the last 4 financial quarters.

    Link to CTP upload - https://ccfctp.nihr/public-trustsubmissions/lancashire-care-nhs-foundation-trust-1116.  If the link does not work, please copy and paste into your browser.

    Please let us know if you have any difficulty with the link - Research Office - 01772 773498

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