An £1.4 million grant from National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) enables the Leicester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) to support excellent early translational research studies in order to increase understanding of disease, evaluate new treatments and improve the health of our patients.
One of only 23 CRFs in 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)
The NIHR Leicester CRF is hosted by Leicester’s Hospitals, in partnership with the University of Leicester.
The CRF Manager is Tracy Kumar: email@example.com