Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) for Experimental Medicine are dedicated facilities, where specialist clinical research and support staff from universities and NHS Trusts work together on patient-orientated commercial and non-commercial experimental medicine studies.
The UKCRF Network collaborates with CRFs and other experimental medicine infrastructure across the UK and Ireland to develop, share and implement excellence in operational practice to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of studies, and drive forward initiatives that improve quality of patient experience.
In partnership with all relevant stakeholders the Network promotes the UK as the place for broader investment in and economic growth from health research
The UKCRF Network supports CRFs by providing best practice guidance and tools to ensure each CRF delivers clinical trials of the highest standard.
The UKCRF Network is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Chief Scientist Office of Scotland.
UKCRFN SMT Theme Lead for Facilitating Clinical Trials; Head of Research at Lancashire Teaching Hospital