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    Lancashire Clinical Research Facility

    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 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


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