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Our vision

To facilitate experimental medicine in Lancashire and South Cumbria, enabling all people in our community to take part in research studies.

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Lancashire Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is part of the NIHR and hosted by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The NIHR Lancashire CRF supports and conducts clinical research studies and is based in a purpose-built unit within the Avondale Unit, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Preston Hospital site).

We have highly trained nurses, scientists, doctors and support staff dedicated to research. Our outstanding research facilities include a bespoke ward and consulting rooms, a laboratory and specialist equipment.

The NIHR Lancashire CRF aims to improve patient care by increasing understanding of the causes of disease and improving diagnosis and treatment. Our collaborative and centralised approach maximises efficiency and ensures the patient voice is central in clinical research.

Read our latest STAR Quality Assurance accreditation report here.

Telephone: 01772 522031

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Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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