NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities

World-class experimental medicine

We provide the expertise, facilities and equipment to conduct world-class experimental medicine and early phase clinical trials.

Based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the UK, we have 2,000m2 of NIHR accredited facilities managed by clinical and specialist staff expert in developing and delivering experimental medicine.

We support industry by providing access to internationally renowned researchers, who can advise on all aspects of study design and delivery.

Nottingham has contributed to some of the world’s most advanced medical innovations that are transforming the lives of patients. We are carrying out internationally important research in a number of areas including respiratory diseases, hearing loss and tinnitus, musculoskeletal diseases, gastrointestinal and liver diseases, dementia, ophthalmology and breast cancer. We have expertise in the development of diagnostics, drugs and medical devices.

Imaging expertise

At the heart of the facilities in Nottingham is our expertise in translational Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Alongside substantial investments from UK research funding bodies, the NHS and the University of Nottingham, the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre is recognised internationally as a leading centre for translational research. The centre combines the expertise and multidisciplinary skills of both Magnetic Resonance physicists and clinical academics.

Developing a new medicine requires a diverse range of skills. The Nottingham CRF brings together the academic, NHS and industry expertise required to effectively deliver complex and intensive study protocols.
Our facilities benefit from co-location with the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, and the high quality Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units at NUH, enabling us to deliver a diverse range of studies, including those involving radiotherapy, gene and stem cell therapy.

Our multi-disciplinary teams are experienced in co-ordinating input across multiple agencies and specialties to bring patients with complex medical needs across to the UK safely and to ensure that the experience is as comfortable as possible for families during inpatient stays.

The Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Clinical Research Facilities provide the perfect environment for experimental medicine studies and early phase clinical trials for Life Sciences, Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies and SMEs.

Because they are based in Nottingham University Hospital, the Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities offer unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with globally recognised clinical researchers and innovators in the sciences, as well as with NHS clinicians. Please click image for more information.

Contact us

To discuss your requirements and to find out more about the Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities, please contact either:

Dr Maria Koufali
Managing Director of Research and Innovation, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
E: Maria Koufali

Antonella Ghezzi
Head of Early Phase Trials
T: +44 (0)115 924 9924 extension 60672
E: Antonella Ghezzi

NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facilities
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Queen’s Medical Centre – Medical School
B27 Clinical Research Facility, South Block
Derby Road
Nottingham
NG7 2UH