Nottingham Clinical Research Facility

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.

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 disorders, mental health and 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.

Working with industry

We support industry by providing access to internationally renowned researchers, who can advise on all aspects of study design and delivery.  Developing a new medicine requires a diverse range of skills. The Nottingham CRF brings together the scientific, academic and clinical 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 expertise in the 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 Clinical Research Facility provides the perfect environment for experimental medicine studies and early phase clinical trials for Life Sciences, biotech and pharmaceutical companies and SMEs.

Because it is based in NUH, the Nottingham CRF offers unique opportunities to connect and collaborate with globally recognised clinical researchers and innovators in the sciences, as well as with NHS clinicians. Please download our brochure for more information.

Contact us

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

Dr Maria Koufali
Managing Director of Research and Innovation
E: Maria Koufali

NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Queen’s Medical Centre, C Floor, South Block,
Derby Road