Our ambition

Our ambition is for the NIHR Leeds CRF to be the flagship research facility for patients in Yorkshire and Humberside providing first class facilities that support the delivery of early phase and experimental medicine clinical trials across the range of disease types.

Across Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust experimental and translational medicine studies are expanding our core activities in oncology, haematology and cardiology as well as musculoskeletal diseases and oral and dental health> A designated Children’s CRF  based at Leeds General Infirmary opened in February 2018. A new four bedded CRF will open at Chapel Allerton Hospital (Spring 2022) to increase our research delivery capacity.  Additionally, we are working to develop experimental medicine research in neuroscience, pain management and anaesthesia, dermatology, infectious diseases, immunotherapy, gastroenterology and diabetes.