The NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM) provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality research to take place across the region, including Birmingham and Solihull, so that people can benefit from new and better care and treatments.

It helps to increase opportunities for people to take part in research, ensure that studies are carried out efficiently and provide researchers with the practical support they need to carry out their research.  

Hosted by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, the CRN WM makes sure that health and social care research occupies the place it deserves across the West Midlands locality, in primary and secondary care and other settings, such as care homes, hospices, prisons and schools.

To find studies you may be able to take part in, visit Be Part Of Research.

These case studies give an idea of the primary care activity in the Network:

Find out more on the Network's website.

CRN WM is committed to delivering high quality training to NHS research staff throughout our region who are involved in the conduct of studies accepted onto the NIHR CRN Portfolio.  All courses are advertised and booked via a dedicated training site.

For general enquiries or to be added to the mailing list for Network Bulletins, please email

For specific study-related queries, plaese email

Find out more on the Network website, including information about training for researchers.