What is the Strategic Workforce?

The Strategic Workforce (SW) are a team of experienced Band 6 research nurses and clinical research practitioners that can be requested to assist with recruitment duties. Support is agreed for a fixed time period to assist partner organisations meeting the the Time to Target HLO.

Experienced Research staff can support any study requested in any of the partner organisations. Staff are allocated to support studies and given specific duties to complete.


You can request support if you need help with:

  • Any Portfolio Adopted study
  • Duties relating to recruitment
  • Within the CRN North West London.
  • Priority will be given to studies nearing the recruitment end date and still to meet target

To request support send an email to nwl-resource-requests@nihr.ac.uk

Studies currently supported by the Strategic Workforce team.


“CLCH would not have been able to deliver to our higher recruiting studies in sexual health without the support and assistance of the delivery staff from the Strategic Workforce. Having a workforce of experienced research delivery staff, has been highly valuable to my organisation”.

Brenda Persaud, Head of Research & Development, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.