CRC Research

Research is an important part of work within the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC), we encourage both our staff and outside academic institutions to engage in health and social care research to ensure that our work and services are continually improving and that we provide the best care.

The CRC aim to foster a culture of continuous learning throughout our services by promoting research while investing in and facilitating staff development and education. A focus of our strategic plan is investment in our staff to ensure quality and evidenced-based services. Research project/studies can be conducted and led by the CRC or can be directed by external researchers/institutions and facilitated by the CRC.

When you support, participate, or conduct research, you are helping to improve and to build the future of services. Over the years, we are grateful that children, parents, adult service users and staff in the CRC have been involved in many research projects which have informed and improved service delivery. The CRC engages and colaborates with numerous other external health and social care providers and academic institutions to support clinical research and share expertise.

CRC’s Research Department is available to support and answer any questions in relation to past, present and future research and can be contacted at

For Research Participants

From time to time you may be asked to participate in a research project. The research request will always be accompanied by CRC Ethics approval and information about the research providing the full nature of your involvement. If you take part in research, you have the right to withdraw at any time.  Participation in any CRC research is voluntary and non-participation will never affect an individual’s access to services.

In research, individuals play an important part and today all organisations ensure that Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) is central to the research. This is the term used to describe the concept of involving service users in the planning, commissioning, delivery and evaluation in the services they receive or the research they may take part in.

CRC’s Research Ethics Committee (REC)

The CRC’s Research Ethics Committee (REC) is responsible for the review and approval of all research study applications involving CRC service users and staff, promoting best practice and governance in all research within the CRC. The REC ensures research is conducted in an appropriate manner and has the best interests of all participants. The CRC follows ethical guidelines which ensure any research study or personal data processing meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018

If you wish to discuss any aspect of CRC research, you may contact the