Research is asking a new question that can help us increase our knowledge about human health and wellbeing; it is at the heart of advances in treatment and care.
The goal of research is often to find out if a new treatment, test or approach works, is safe, and is acceptable to the people who are involved in it.
Research also aims to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic or terminal illnesses, ensuring that people can live the best quality life for the longest amount of time possible.
Taking part in high-quality research is one of the many ways that we are committed to providing the most beneficial and cost-effective care and treatment for our patients.
Without willing volunteers, research studies will not be able to take place, and these advances in care and treatment will become harder to discover.
Not all research studies involve testing new medicines or drugs, it may involve completing a questionnaire, having an imaging scan or a blood test, changing lifestyle habits, or using a new medical device.
Our team’s core aim is to maintain and support a culture of best practice in the management and delivery of research activities within the Trust. With the support of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), we offer patients the opportunity to participate in research opportunities and improve the future of health care.
We have a range of different projects open across numerous specialities, if you would like to get involved in research check out our how to get involved pages.
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