The NIHR Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a state of the art, purpose built facility, opened in 2009 to perform clinical trials into new medications and treatments.

In October 2012, the unit became the first NHS Clinical Research Facility in England and Wales to achieve MHRA Supplementary Phase 1 Accreditation; this means that the facilities, training, and experience of our staff have met the highest of standards.

The CRF staff work hard to provide a comfortable, friendly, and supportive environment for our patients. Patients and Healthy Volunteers can be certain that all research undertaken in the unit (and the Trust as a whole) has met all the necessary ethical, governance, and legal requirements to ensure patient safety. Each trial is carefully designed, regulated, and monitored to ensure that any risks are kept to a minimum.

In addition to this, CRF adopted trials have access to an on call Doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should there be any trial related medical queries. The unit is also fully supported by the Trusts medical and nursing staff to ensure that all appointments and referrals are dealt with in a clear and transparent manner.

If you do decide to partake in research based at the CRF you can be sure you are in safe hands, all of our staff are trained in life support and have a wide range of skills in relation to medicine, nursing and research- we also make an excellent cup of tea!


"Thanks for letting me take part. It was very interesting and it was a pleasure to see how you and you're colleagues worked! You looked after us well too. Thanks."

Michael Harper.