This is facilitated through a dedicated industry manager within each Local Research Network who works to ensure that the NHS can meet the health research needs of industry. The industry manager offers a single point of contact for all services:
London (NW) CLRN Industry Manager contact details
Benefits of Working in London North West
London North West has a population of ~1.8million, served by 18 NHS Trusts and PCTs. We have many clinicians actively seeking to participate in industry sponsored research across a wide range of specialties including:
How we help Investigators
Investigators taking part in industry sponsored studies can access the various supports provided by the CLRN, including:
- CLRN funded infrastructure (pharmacists, technicians, research nurses, studies officers, clinical trial administrators, research management & governance teams)
- Support of CLRN Industry Manager
- Streamlined rapid setup and RM&G
- CLRN and NIHR Training courses
- Cross-Network working, advertising and signposting
Network staff are in place to set-up and deliver studies – pharmacists, technicians, research nurses, studies officers, clinical trial administrators, research management & governance teams.
We run locally Good Clinical Practice courses enabling easy access to this vital research training.
All of our NHS organisations work with the NIHR industry costing template and mCTA, reducing the period of negotiation during set-up.
Industry Working Group
Driving collaboration to establish a sustainable research infrastructure for commercial studies across the London North West Network
The LNW CLRN comprises of internationally renowned organisations were research and development is a high priority. The network also boasts dedicated research facilities, specialist centres and a pool of experienced researcher’s already working closely with industry.To harness this expertise and address key blocks to supporting industry activity across the LNW patch, the LNW CLRN established an Industry Working Group consisting of stakeholders from the NIHR Co-ordinating Centre, Academia, NHS Trust R&D Departments, Clinical Research Facilities and the Topic Specific research networks, Principle Investigators, Research Nurses, Patient Representatives and Study Co-ordinators. The Group is led by the CLRN Industry Lead (Dr Craig Ritchie) and the CLRN Industry Manager (Dr Chinyere Okpara). The purpose of the Industry Working Group is to advise and support the Industry Lead and Industry Manager on:
The strategic development of life sciences commercial clinical research across the London North West Network
Any other matters arising relating to clinical research
The Group also acts as an information sharing forum allowing the dissemination of NIHR Clinical Research Network initiatives from the NIHR Co-ordinating Centre and to share and resolve operational difficulties and good practice.
If you would like to now more please contact the Industry Manager