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NIHR and Wellcome Trust King's Clinical Research Facility


The NIHR / Wellcome Trust King's Clinical Research Facility opened in November 2012.

The Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is supported by King's Health Partners Academic health Sciences Centre (AHSC), which is a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

The CRF has two main research areas within King's College Hospital's Cheyne Wing, with facilities spanning three floors, along with a further stand-alone unit. Each area has been designed and built to compliment the other in terms of ability to offer a unique and neutral space to carry out trials in a dedicated research setting.

We are keen to facilitate the work of established investigators, encourage and support the use of the facilities by new investigators and provide an environment in which the pharmaceutical industry will collaborate actively with our clinical investigators.  We can accommodate all types of trials ranging from day and overnight studies to longer term stays.

Dedicated Nursing Research

The CRF is keen to give researchers from Nursing and Midwifery backgrounds a unique opportunity to conduct their own research in a state-of-the-art, dedicated clinical research environment. 

The Facility has within it an Experimental Medicine Facility, comprising the latest neuroimaging and EEG facilities to study the brain in action, a virtual reality suite, and sound proofed interview rooms with CCTV and audio recording facilities.

Two high dependency beds for patients with brain injury, a four bedded ward area and a Clinical Trials Facility, providing a state of the art facility for commercially sponsored trials.

To find out more about conducting nursing/midwifery research using the CRF, please contact Dr Elizabeth Barley ( 

Alternatively, to apply to use the facility, contact Elka Giemza (, telephone number 020 3299 1851), CRF Nurse Manager

You can find out more about the CRF in this short film:

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