Bradford Clinical Research Facility

The Bradford Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is a dedicated research facility that is part of the BIHR and is located next to Temple Bank House. The CRF was officially opened on the 19 February 2008 by Professor Mark Cleary, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bradford. Having a number of outpatient rooms and day case facilities, the CRF is a high-quality research facility which will host clinical trials and be available to Trust staff to use for clinical research purposes. It is an exciting development for the Trust and provides us with a fantastic facility to develop our research infrastructure.

The CRF has the following facilities:

Reception and Waiting area

There is a dedicated reception area providing a friendly welcoming environment to research patients and visitors. In the spacious waiting room there are refreshment facilities as well as a child play area and TV.

Outpatient rooms

Three rooms are available for out-patient studies. Each have a workstation, chairs/ couch, sink and storage facilities.

Day case facilities

Two adjoining areas provide the day case facilities. There are 5 beds in total, 3 in one room 2 in the other. The two rooms are separated by an acoustic divider which can be opened to provide a larger research area if required. A nurse station is provided in this area.

Researcher Office and storage

The office area provides a space for research nurses and researchers to work while the CRF is hosting their trial.

Some storage area is provided in the Researcher Office for clinical trial documentation for the duration of the trial but unfortunately due to the limited storage space within the facility, no guarantees can be offered that all trial documentation can be stored while the trial is being conducted. There is no provision in the facility for archiving material.

Other areas

The Facility also has female, male and disabled toilets and a sluice area. There is also access to a small open courtyard and garden area with seating for patients, staff and visitors of the CRF.

More information

If you would like more information about the Bradford Clinical Research Facility or are interested in using the Facility please contact either Dr Tracy Watson, General Manager (BIHR/ Research), email tracy.watson@bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk, or Christine Kelly, CRF Lead Research Nurse, email christine.kelly@bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk or contact the CRF directly on (01274) 383448.

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