Greater Manchester Cancer works closely with the local team of National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. The organisation operates across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering NHS research across all disease areas.
CRN: Greater Manchester is hosted by Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout the Greater Manchester area.
CRN: Greater Manchester helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s strategy for UK life sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in Greater Manchester.
CRN: Greater Manchester provides regular data on cancer trial recruitment to Manchester Cancer’s Pathway Boards through their nominated Research Leads. This information allows Pathway Boards to drive improvements in trial recruitment across the region.