About the 3 Counties Cancer Research Network
Who we are
The 3 Counties Cancer Research Network (3CCRN) was established in 2001 as part of a national drive to coordinate the organisation of cancer trials in England. The 3CCRN has a population of 1.1 million from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, South Worcestershire and part of Powys. The constituent organisations are listed below.
- Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust
- Worcestershire Acute Hopsitals Trust
- NHS Gloucestershire
- NHS Herefordshire
- NHS Worcestershire
- Sue Ryder Care, Cheltenham
- Cotswold Care Hospice, Minchinhampton
- Wheatstone Day Hospice
- Great Oaks's Hospice, Forest of Dean
- St Michael's Hospice
- St Richard's Hospice
Gloucestershire Oncology Centre is located at Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) and cancer units are located at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH), Hereford County Hospital (HCH) and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals (WRH).
The 3CCRN is a centrally managed research network hosted by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with all research staff reporting to the Research Network Manager. The 3CCRN is one of 32 Cancer Research Networks under the umbrella of the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) who are our major funding body. A Steering Committee has strategic oversight for the 3CCRN.
What we do
The aim of the Network has been to improve the speed and quality of cancer clinical trials and to provide equity of access to trials for cancer patients across the network. To this end the number of trials available has expanded greatly over the years to include, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, palliative care, prevention and genetics studies covering a wide range of cancer types. The 3CCRN is responsible for the co-ordination of cancer clinical trials in the network and works closely with multi-disciplinary teams, research and development departments and the 3 Counties Cancer Network. The Trials Teams at each hospital are responsible for screening, recruitment, follow up and care of patients entered into clincial trials.
This website will give you information about our teams, the portfolio of trials we have available and links to other useful websites.
- 3CCRN Steering Committee Terms of Reference
To learn more about the work of the 3CCRN Steering Committee and those involved please read the attached Terms of Reference.
- 3 Counties Cancer Research Network Constitution
Please click above to view the 3 Counties Cancer Research Network Constitution.
The National Cancer Research Network
The 3CCRN works closely with the National Cancer Research Network. To learn more about the work that they do please click on the link.
The NIHR Comprehensive Research Network Co-ordinating Centres
To Learn more about the role of the NIHR CRN CC please follow the link below.
Comprehensive Local Research Network
To learn more about the role that the CLRNs play in the work of the 3CCRN please follow the link.
- UK Clinical Trials Gateway
The UK Clinical Trials Gateway provides easy to understand information about clinical research trials running in the UK, and gives you and others access to a large range of information about these trials. It is designed to enable you and your clinician to locate and contact trials of interest to you.This information is designed to inform you of ongoing trials.
Website Feedback Form
Your comments are valuable to us. We would be interested to hear from you regarding your own experience if you are/or have been in a clinical trial. We would also like to know what you think about our new website.
Please click on the link below and complete the form then click on the send button.
If you would like to contact us please use this email address: 3CCRN.Team@glos.nhs.uk. This email will be checked regularly by staff Monday-Friday, 8.00am-4.00pm.
If any of your queries are urgent regarding your cancer treatment please contact the trials office or the Chemotherapy Helpline on 03004 223444