you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. Information on self-isolation rules if a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 or if you are classed as a contact, can be found here.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

The latest information on the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can be found here

Image of a Research Nurse in red tunic, helping a patient with a blood pressure cuff.

Early phase research

Early phase research

Across our hospitals, we have a network of research facilities that together form the Nottingham Clinical Research Facility (CRF).

Nottingham is one of 23 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), the research arm of the NHS.  This accreditation is an indication of the quality and excellence of our facilities and the teams of researchers, clinicians and scientists based here.

Our facilities

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

Our network of facilities enables us to develop early phase research into treatments and medicines that will benefit patients in our hospitals and across the world.

Our expertise

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, clinical, 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, the 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. 

Contact the CRF

Work with us

If you would like to talk to us about carrying out research in the Nottingham Clinical Research Facility, please contact:

Dr Maria Koufali, Managing Director, Research and Innovation

T: +44 (0)115 924 9924 Extension: 80676

Where we are

Our headquarters is based at the Queen's Medical Centre.

Our address is:

NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Queen's Medical Centre
B Floor, West Block (Medical School)
Derby Road

Centre of excellence

You can download a summary of our NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities or contact us for more information using the accordion above.

NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities Centre of Excellence

NIHR Nottingham CRF Presentation Pack