Clinical Research Network West MidlandsĀ 

Primary Care

NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improvesĀ 

people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth

Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM) is hosted by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

As the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), we provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in our area, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments. We help to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research and ensure that studies are carried out efficiently.

We also support the Governmentā€™s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for clinical research (including commercial research) in the West Midlands.

TheĀ  CRN WM provides researchers with the practical support they need to make clinical studies happen in the NHS and beyond, so that more research takes place across the region, and more patients can take part.

Patients & Public

Find out about primary care research studies in your local area and how to get involved

Practice Staff

Find out about primary care research studies in your local area, and how your practice can get involved


Find out about the support available to research teams throughout the research pathway


Research in a Primary Care Setting - the present, the pressures and the possibilities

An event for primary care colleagues, celebrating the work of their teams across the West MidlandsĀ 

18 May 2023,Ā  09:30 to 16:30, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, B5 7QU

Geographic map of the West Midlands region - including Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands Metropolitan County