Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU)

Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) supports WHH and its partners to enhance the research capability in Halton and Cheshire. 

Change my appointment

Appointment Form

If you have been given an outpatient appointment at the hospitals and are unable to attend for whatever reason you can use the form below.

It is really important that you let us know of any changes as soon as possible. This means we can offer the original appointment to another patient.

Please complete the form below with your contact details and as much information as possible. You can find most of the information we need on your appointment letter.

If you have any problems using this form, please call the number on your appointment letter and we will do our best to help you. You will receive a response from us so you know it has been received and actioned.

If you wish to change the date and time of your appointment you, you can click the re-book option and state any dates that are not suitable for you, or you can contact us using the number on your appointment letter.

Our dedicated facility for clinical research and trials was completed in March 2021 and will support WHH and its partners to enhance the research capability in Halton and Cheshire.

HCRU has been developed with our research alliance partners Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, North West Coast and was officially opened on 4th March 2021. Find out more.

See inside our Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) 

An introduction to Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU)

The Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) provides:

  • Halton Clinical Research Unit-10.jpgA dedicated research on the Halton Hospital site in Runcorn. 
  • Flexible accommodation and staff to support different types of clinical research and trials
  • Greater opportunities for WHH staff to undertake research and trials in conjunction with the WHH Quality Academy Research and Development Team
  • Greater opportunity for people in Halton and Cheshire to take part in research and trials which will improve the health of our local communities and feed into national research
Contact details

Call: 01928 753 303

Email: whh.halton.cru@nhs.net

On arrival

There is ample parking on the Halton Site.

Please note that parking charges will be reintroduced on 1st April 2021 at all WHH sites.

Head to the Nightingale Building (either entrance) and follow the signs to Halton Clinical Research Unit (HCRU) on the ground floor.

Research and trial participants may have specific instructions on their appointment letter. Please ensure you follow the instructions on your letter.

Information for Trial and Research Participants

We are recruiting individuals aged 18 and over who have received 2 doses of authorised COVID-19 vaccines in the last 4 to 10 months, but have not received an additional booster dose.


For further information, please contact Halton Clinical Research Unit on whh.halton.cru@nhs.net or call 01928 753303. 



Where to find us?

Halton Clinical Research Unit is located at

Nightingale Building,

Halton Hospital Site,

Hospital Way,



Information getting to our hospital sites is available here.