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Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

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The NIHR/Wellcome Trust Birmingham Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is based in the Heritage Building at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).

The CRF also works closely with a paediatric Clinical Research Facility, based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The facility provides a regionally leading high-quality clinical environment where patients can take part in experimental and complex clinical research studies.

The CRF reports managerially to Birmingham Health Partners (BHP), a strategic alliance between University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), the University of Birmingham (UoB) and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC). It receives funding from the NIHR.

More than 400 active trials are currently running through both the adult and paediatric facilities at the CRF which generate more than 15,000 research appointments per year.

Last reviewed: 30 April 2021