Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Facility

Operating from both the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Northern General Hospital sites, our National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Facilities are formally recognised as centres of excellence by the Department of Health, and provide a warm and welcoming environment for patients wanting to take part in clinical research.

Based within our main hospital sites, the purpose-built facilities benefit from all the latest inpatient equipment available throughout our hospitals and provide seamless and integrated facilities for outpatients to take part in clinical research.

Since they were first established in 2006, over 37,000 patients have taken part in cutting-edge research at the facilities, including potentially life-saving research into diabetes, heart, respiratory, bone and kidney diseases.

Facilities offered:

  • An inpatient ward with up to 10 beds
  • Specialist equipment
  • A privacy room for 1:1 consultations
  • En-suite investigative suite for patients interested in helping out with gene therapy research
  • Seamless integration between outpatient care and research.

The NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility is funded in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield.

The Clinical Research Facility supported the recruitment of  over 5,000 new patients into trials during 2013/14.

We also work closely with the NIHR Sheffield Children's Clinical Research Facility to develop medicines and treatments for children.