Welcome to the Primary and Community Care Research and Development Website

The Research Management service is based in NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.  We provide research management services for primary and community care in the western corridor of Clinical Research Network: Eastern. The R&D office is funded in part by CRN:Eastern to support NIHR studies.

Together with colleagues in Norwich we provide a central point of coordination, handling R&D confirmation for CRN: Eastern for primary and community care. The region covers:

  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Peterborough
  • East & North Hertfordshire
  • Norfolk
  • Great Yarmouth & Waveney
  • North East Essex
  • Suffolk and
  • Community Services across CRN: Eastern

The service can provide the following benefits to researchers:

Our helpful, friendly, informed and expert staff could help support you throughout the research study-cycle

  • Early discussions with investigators to plan and mitigate risks
  • HRA approval support
  • Support with IRAS submissions and general research support
  • Working to national target timelines for processing research projects and amendments
  • Signposting NIHR support
  • Research bids
  • Funding for NIHR bid writing
  • Research passports
  • Training and advice
Our remit is to support the set-up and initiation of primary and community care research. We are here to help researchers navigate research regulatory submission processes efficiently.

We also provide R&D services under the auspices of NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG: 
  • Hosting NIHR grants and contracts 
  • Sponsorship
  • Administering research capability funding for the CCG

We have developed this website as a tool for researchers to access relevant information and to seek support and advice.

Primary Care Activity

Here is an overview of local activity.

Current Activity 

Here is a list of ongoing projects we are supporting.

UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research

The Health Research Authority (HRA) policy framework sets out principles of good practice in the management and conduct of health and social care research in the UK. 


C&P Primary Care Research

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