PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH NETWORKS
NIHR Primary Care Research Network (England)
The Primary Care Research Network (PCRN) was set up in 2007 to expand clinical research in primary care, where the majority of patient contacts and episodes of NHS care take place. Its role is to facilitate the timely, appropriate and effective recruitment and follow-up of patients in primary care settings.
Once adopted onto the PCRN subset of the NIHR Clinical Research Portfolio, you can gain the support of local research network-funded staff in the carrying out of your research project. PCRN Coordinating Centre Team can advise on whether a study is eligible.
'Primary care research recruitment: a practical guide' published by PCRN gives advice on how to recruit both collaborators and participants to your study.
Devolved nations' primary care research networks