Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) ceased to exist and were replaced by Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) on 01 July 2022. This site has been updated to reference ICBs.

Services We Provide

In October 2018 the NIHR Clinical Research Network took over the management of the Excess Treatment Cost (ETC) payments, on behalf of NHS England, for studies where Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were the responsible commissioner. This service is now provided for studies where Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) are the responsible commissioner.

In the CRNCC we provide the following services:

  • 'Attributing the costs of health and social care research and development' (AcoRD) Specialists who support completion of the SoECAT

  • a Triage service for the identification of the correct Commissioner for each study

  • the recording of recruitment activity and ICB ETC per participant value for studies which take place in England

  • the administration for the processing of ICB ETC payments to be paid to the Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs) on a twice-yearly basis in arrears. The LCRNs receive payment schedules which indicate which organisations should receive the payments.

We can provide further guidance and support in all areas of ETCs. Please email us at etc.helpdesk@nihr.ac.uk if you have any further queries.