The Clinical Research Network has just published it's performance figures for 2019/20, with the Chief Executive Officer of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, Dr William van’t Hoff commenting: “I am delighted to see strong results of research delivery, reflecting the tremendous amount of work from many different staff based throughout our entire regional networks and in all healthcare settings. The NIHR CRN is truly showing its reach and opportunity to help researchers and patients across the whole country.”
According to the CRN, 732,176 participants, all from NHS trusts across England, took part in studies supported by the Network during the year, the largest number in NIHR research. It takes the Network total, for the last five years, to 3,599,944 participants. The number of new studies supported by the Network totalled 2,103 contributing to an overall total of 6,052 studies being offered support.