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NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities

Across our hospitals we have a network of dedicated facilities that together form the NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities (CRF).

Nottingham is one of 23 NIHR-funded specialist Clinical Research facilities in England, bringing together the latest cutting-edge technology with world-leading clinical expertise.  These facilities are accredited by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which is the research arm of the NHS.  This accreditation is an indication of the quality and excellence of the facilities and the teams of researchers, clinicians and scientists based here.

We have over 2,000m2 of dedicated clinical research facilities, managed by staff experts in developing and delivering experimental medicine.

Our dedicated facilities enable us to support industry to develop treatments and medicines that will benefit patients in our hospitals and across the world.

At the heart of the facilities in Nottingham is our expertise in translational Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Alongside substantial investments from UK research funding bodies, the NHS and the University of Nottingham, the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre is recognised internationally as a leading centre for translational research. The Centre combines the expertise and multidisciplinary skills of both Magnetic Resonance physicists and clinical academics.

Developing a new medicine requires a diverse range of expertise. The Nottingham CRF brings together the academic, NHS and industry expertise required to effectively deliver complex studies and early phase research.

Our facilities benefit from co-location with the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, and the high quality Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units at NUH, enabling us to deliver a diverse range of studies safely and with the support of world-leading clinicians.