NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission (NIHR CSP)
The ability to set up studies quickly is central to making the NHS an internationally competitive environment for clinical research, enabling studies to reach their recruitment targets as swiftly and efficiently as possible. A key component of the NHS R&D strategy is the NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permission, or NIHR CSP. This is a coordinated and streamlined process by which NHS organisations provide permission (R&D approval) for new research that is available to studies eligible for the NIHR Portfolio. All non-commercial studies to be included in the NIHR Portfolio must use NIHR CSP as the route to seek NHS permission.
NIHR CSP is coordinated by the CLRNs in partnership with the NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre. The NIHR CSP system runs in parallel to the Ethics application and any other relevant regulatory applications, with a Lead CLRN carrying out the study-wide review and participating CLRNs carrying out the reviews applicable to local sites. All NHS organisations in England are accepting applications through the system. Arrangements are in place to coordinate studies taking place across the UK.
Here at the BBC CLRN we utilise a mix devolved model for NIHR CSP. The CLRN core team members liaise with and support R&D/RM&G staff within the 19 Trusts that fall under the BBC region.
The CLRN NIHR CSP team consists of 6 core team members; Karen Hampshire (Lead RM&G manager), Kirsty Hunter (RM&G Operational Manager), Mobeena Naz (CLRN Assistant RM&G and CSP Manager); Alice Stewart, Sharon Parkes and Jaclyn Griffiths (RM&G Project Support Assistants).
The first point of contact for NIHR CSP related queries is the core team generic email account firstname.lastname@example.org. Trust specific NIHR CSP queries may also be directed to R&D/RM&G staff within Trusts (click here)