The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust board is responsible for the contractual compliance of Leicester Clinical Research Facility (CRF). It delegates responsibility for the management and oversight of the CRF to the UHL Research and Innovation Executive, which holds the CRF Management Group to account for delivering the CRF’s strategy and objectives.
Research and Innovative (R&I) Executive
The R&I Executive is a standing committee of the UHL Executive Team accountable to the hospitals’ Medical Director. The R&I Executive has wide representation from the Trust, academic partners, other NIHR infrastructure (including the BRC, CRN, ARC, PRC) and patient groups. This group formulates reviews and monitors the Trust’s R&I strategy and reviews relevant information and performance indicators. The R&I Executive minutes are reported to the UHL Executive Team.
CRF Operational Group
Meeting monthly and chaired by the CRF Manager, this group will include representatives from all clinical speciality clusters of the CRF, Research Office, Clinical Research Network East Midlands, pharmacy and imaging. All studies proposed for the CRF will be reviewed by this group to ensure they are appropriate, feasible and deliverable to time and target.