About us

We work with patients, hospitals, universities, industry and others to take the best new ideas from cutting-edge science, and use them to create new tests and treatments that benefit patients more quickly.

NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is led by Medical Director, Professor Jacky Smith, and Operational Director, Helen Pidd. We provide operational support services to assist investigators undertaking high-quality early phase research across a diverse range of clinical areas, working closely with our sites at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (The Christie) and Wythenshawe Hospital:

  • In-patient and out-patient areas 
  • Laboratories
  • Imaging and technical support

Whether you are a patient or researcher,  you can be confident that our dedicated clinical research and administration team will take care of your requirements.  We have state-of-the-art equipment, and an extensive track record of supporting early-phase clinical trials in adults and children of all ages.