NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility

The NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility provides a dedicated space for patients to take part in research, in a warm and welcoming environment.

Operating from both the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Northern General Hospital sites, the purpose-built facilities are formally recognised as centres of excellence by the Department of Heatlh.

Since they were first established in 2006, over 30,000 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 7 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 (NIHR), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 new patients take part in Clinical Research Facility trials each year.

Improving care for patients

The NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility operates in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Patients are treated with the same high standards of care as all patients looked after in the Trust’s facilities.

The facilities are regularly monitored by the Medcines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, an independent body responsible for protecting and improving health through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.


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Additional Information

Understanding Clinical Trials

Clinical trials aim to find the best ways to:
• prevent disease and reduce the number of people who
become ill
• treat illness to improve survival rates or increase the number
of people cured
• improve the quality of life for people living with illness,
including reducing symptoms or the side effects of treatments,
such as chemotherapy, and
• diagnose diseases and health problems

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