NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility – ‘Translating Neuroscience into benefits for patients’
► About Us
The NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (CH-CRF) opened in 2011 and is a single managed entity hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT) in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT). The CH-CRF includes integrated sites at the Warneford and John Radcliffe Hospitals, which provide complementary scientific and clinical expertise and infrastructure across the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre. The CH-CRF serves both the needs of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Oxford BRC), the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Oxford Health BRC) and externally-funded early phase research.
The CH-CRF provides the full range of facilities required for world-class experimental neuroscience and phase Ib-III trials. Its clinical capability spans acute to long-term conditions in both mental health and neurological conditions.
► Our aim
The CH-CRF’s aim is to be fully aligned with the strategies of both the NIHR BRCs based in Oxford to enable, encourage and facilitate high intensity research in neuroscience and to work with principal investigators and commercial partners both established and new to achieve this aim.
A fully staffed eight bed facility at the Warneford Hospital (OHFT) is soon to be complemented by further facilities at the John Radcliffe Hospital (OUHFT). This will allow high intensity research to be conducted within an acute hospital setting.
The CH-CRF is underpinned by state-of-the–art facilities, including neuroimaging services at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) which has sites at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA), Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB) and Department of Experimental Psychology.
The CH-CRF is core funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) with additional funding from the NIHR Oxford BRC and NIHR Oxford Health BRC.
► Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement
The CH-CRF Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) strategy is fully integrated and embedded within the NIHR Oxford Health BRC’s PPIE strategy.
ENGAGE, our Patient and Public Involvement group, meets regularly and is involved in a variety of activities and projects with the aim to promote participant involvement, improve the experience of research participants, and raise the profile of research in mental health.
Director – Professor John Geddes
Manager – Cathy Henshall
► Contact us
If you would like to find out more please contact:
email: oxfordhealth.CRF@nhs.net tel: 01865 902 135