At the heart of our activities is the Primary Care Research Network Portfolio - a database of high-quality clinical research studies that are eligible for support from the Primary Care Research Network in England.
Our Portfolio comprises those studies that take place wholly or partially in primary care settings. This means it covers a wide spectrum of disease and conditions and includes studies of disease prevention, health promotion, screening and early diagnosis, as well as the management of long-term conditions, such as arthritis and heart disease. It also includes studies on vaccines and palliative care, as well as common illnesses such as sore throats, ear ache and influenza.
Study teams are required to upload study recruitment information directly to the Portfolio database on a monthly basis and our staff are available to support this process. The research activity data is then used to help us actively manage current studies, and gauge the feasibility of future studies. Activity data is also used to inform the allocation of NHS infrastructure for research (including NHS Service Support Costs) and underpins our performance management processes.
Our Portfolio forms part of the wider National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Portfolio. Detailed information including:
are available on the Clinical Research Network Portfolio web pages.
If you would like more information about Primary Care Research Network Portfolio or to discuss if your study is eligible for support from the Primary Care Research Network please contact our Portfolio Team directly.
Our vital statistics
See our latest study and recruitment figures in the Clinical Research Network Activity Report
Find out which studies we’re supporting nationally
Search the UKCRN Portfolio Database
Search for studies that are relevant to you
You can find out more on the patient and public pages of the Clinical Research Network website, which includes links to search some of the registers/databases of ongoing research in the UK, including the UK Clinical Trials Gateway