NHS logoNewcastle Clinical Research Facility

Clinical ResearchThe Newcastle Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a purpose built state-of-the-art facility at the heart of research in the North East.

We are a collaboration between Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and are located in the Leazes Wing of the Royal Victoria Infirmary. The facility is supported by a core grant from the National Institute of Health Research.

Services Offered

Clinical Research Platform logoOur main purpose is to provide an efficient, patient-oriented and friendly service supporting researchers and industry engaged in an extensive range of clinical specialties. The CRF has a highly-trained staff capable of setting up, negotiating and delivering Phase I to IV clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Standards.

Nursing teams

Our highly-experienced nursing teams provide the highest possible standards of patient care, ensuring a pleasant and worry-free experience. They have expertise in the implementation of protocol procedures; a wide range of clinical skills; and are able to deliver acute and critical care for adult and paediatric groups.

Trial management team

Our facility has a dedicated trial-management team which includes:

  • trial coordinators, who will prepare and coordinate all of the essential documentation required to conduct a study
  • finance management for the costing and negotiation of financial agreements
  • data management, including high-speed broadband connection and facilities for electronic data capture
  • extended nursing roles in various clinical procedures and in the use of clinical equipment, e.g. iDXA scan
  • nursing outreach service

In addition, we can provide a dedicated research pharmacist, radiography, as well as clerical and reception support.

Facilities and equipment

We can offer a dedicated clinical research space.

We have an extensive range of facilities and equipment at our disposal within the CRF as well as all the practical attributes and analytical capacities of Newcastle University and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust, allowing us to undertake a wide variety of research with both commercial and academic organisations.

Sitting alongside the CRF is its partner the Wilson Horne Immunotherapy Centre. Whilst it shares the same support staff it has specific experimental and transitional research goals, being the first centre of its kind in the UK dedicated to novel immunotherapies. It is at the forefront of the development of tolerogenic therapies, as well as providing an additional focus for immunology in the region.

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