Clinical trials and research play a vital role in improving healthcare and our research and development (R&D) department works with health professionals across the trust to give patients the opportunity to take part in high quality, leading-edge research.
We carry out a broad range of studies in specialty areas including cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, orthopaedics, rheumatology, critical care, obstetrics and gynaecology, upper and lower gastrointestinal medicine, surgery and respiratory medicine.
- A cueing device in the form of a wristwatch that will help sufferers of Parkinson’s disease by vibrating to remind patients to swallow
- A study to look at the information needs of patients suffering from chronic illness
- A study assessing capacity and best interests in older patients with dementia when going home from hospital
Thousands of our patients take part in trials in areas including cancer and stroke.
This research plays a vital role in improving healthcare and in developing services.