National research studies

National infrastructure

The trust is an active member of the South London Clinical Research Network (CRN). The CRN is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS, and is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). These national bodies provide the overarching infrastructure for NHS-based research. High-quality, robust research studies are adopted by the CRN portfolio and attract support and resources to ensure their effective local delivery.

The CRN consists of 6 divisions, arranged by condition or service area:

  • Division 1: Cancer
  • Division 2: Diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease metabolic and endocrine disorders, renal disorders
  • Division 3: Children, genetics, haematology, reproductive health and childbirth
  • Division 4: Dementias and neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN), mental health, neurological disorders
  • Division 5: Primary care, ageing, health services and delivery research, oral health and dentistry, public health, musculoskeletal disorders, dermatology
  • Division 6: Anaesthesia/peri-operative medicine and pain management, critical care, injuries/emergencies, surgery, ENT, infectious diseases/microbiology, ophthalmology, respiratory disorders, gastroenterology, hepatology.

Oxleas hosts a range of national research studies, observational and interventional, across all of our service, and has gone from strength to strength in dramatically increasing the number of people (service users, carers and staff) recruited to them.

Local infrastructure

Please refer to our Research and Development Operational Capability Statement for more information on our research capacity and local infrastructure.

Performance information on the initiation and delivery of clinical research

Please see the related information box below regarding the trust’s performance in initiating and delivering clinical research trials.