Research Partners

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    Research Partners

    The Trust works with a number of Research Networks and Universities in the North West of England and more recently establishing working relationships Higher Education Institutes (HEI's) nationally. A link to our key partners can be found below:

    For information on the governing body of research please visit the local website for the  National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS.  They are responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research thorughout the North West Coast area.  For more information please visit: North West Coast Clinical Research Network (NWC CRN).

    Clinical Trials

    We work with a number of commercial Industry partners on complex clinical trials for our patients.

    The Trust supports a number of Clinical Trials, for more information on this please view the Clinical Trials page here

    North West Coast Academic Health Sciences Network (NWCAHSN)
    We host the innovation agency in the North West Coast (AHSN).

    The role of the newly designated AHSCs will be to increase strategic alignment of NHS providers and their university partner, specifically in world-class research, health education and patient care, in order to improve health and healthcare delivery including through increased translation of discoveries from basic science into benefits for patients.

    AHSCs provide an important contribution to economic growth through their impacts on health outcomes and through research collaborations with the life sciences industry.

    Lancaster Health Hub
    The Hub was established in 2010 to enable an increase in NHS / University / Industry collaborative research in health and medicine across Lancashire and Cumbria. This includes working with NHS partner Trusts across the region as well as with other key organisations including the NIHR North west Coast Clinical Research Network (NWC CRN) and the NIHR Research Design Service for the North West (NIHR RDS NW).
    The Trust is a partner Trust and a has a key link to help support this hub.

    The Trust works closely with its partner Universities in the North West to strengthen research, a list of the Universities are below. Please click on the University for their web site:

    The University of Manchester
    The University of Liverpool
    The University of Cumbria
    The University of Bolton
    The University of Chester
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
    Lancaster University
    Liverpool Hope University
    Liverpool John Moores University
    Edge Hill University
    Manchester Metropolitan University

    As well as the above Universities, we welcome student research projects from Universities across the UK.

    Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)

    The Trust works with the CLAHRC on future Research development opportunities