The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people’s health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.
NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) support the delivery of early-phase and complex studies in purpose built facilities in NHS hospitals. The NIHR has awarded £161 million over five years to 28 CRFs across England.
The NIHR Leicester CRF provides the people, expertise, space and equipment to conduct world-class experimental medicine research and early phase clinical trials. Our facilities are integrated into clinical areas within specialties to provide a seamless link from the laboratory bench to bedside.
We offer expertise in multiple key specialities, including cardiovascular, respiratory, cancer, lifestyle, and emergency and acute medicine.
Our clinical research studies are delivered across three sites:
- Leicester Royal Infirmary (including the HOPE clinical trials facility and Research Space)
- Glenfield Hospital (home to the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Research Centres)
- Leicester General Hospital (host of Leicester Diabetes Centre)