Five Patient Recruitment Centres: Important opportunity for NHS Trusts and NHS Foundations Trusts in England

On Friday the NIHR CRN released a competition looking for hosts for five Patient Recruitment Centres (PRCs). This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a key development for delivering late-phase commercial research in England.

The expectation is a single NHS organisation will bid to host one of five PRCs across England.  Each Centre will operate on a national franchise-like model, using predefined standard operating procedures and technology (NIHR Hub) to enable a digital first approach to undertake late-phase commercial research.  A consistent approach to centre operations, including costing contracting and R&D approval, will facilitate the rapid set-up of studies.

The application process is in two stages: 

Timeline for Stage 1 questionnaire submission (SOQ): 

  • Deadline for clarification questions relating to the SOQ is by 12.00 PM on 21 October 2019
  • All SOQ applications must be submitted, via email only to by 12.00 PM on 25 October 2019

Further information is available at the PRC website here

Please contact if you have any queries at all about the PRC programme.

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