Research and Development

The NHS is committed to offering patients the opportunity to take part in research to ensure that current treatments and practices are the best they can be. At this hospital, there is a team of research staff who help doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff to provide research as part of patient care.

There are many different types of research studies which we are involved with; some look at improving current treatments, others focus on specific conditions or medical devices. All of our studies have to follow strict rules on medical ethics and have been approved by the Government. For further information please refer to NHS Choices’ clinical trials and medical research site.

At present we have research taking place in the following areas:

  • Cancer
  • Heart and vascular (blood vessel) disease
  • Child health
  • Skin conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders/conditions
  • Liver health
  • Disorders of the brain and nervous system
  • Child birth and women’s health
  • Eye care
  • Respiratory health
  • Joint disorders/disease
  • Stroke
  • Surgery

Request for help

We are in the process of updating our content and would like to involve patients, carers, members of the public, and members of staff to ensure the website is as useful as possible. You do not need to be technical or know anything about research; we would welcome advice and suggestions from people with a variety of opinions. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with us by phone: (01803) 656635 or via our feedback form.

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