Research and Innovation

We are dedicated to making research both relevant and accessible to the general public, to patients and their carers. 

Clinical research helps us understand how to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. It focuses on people, and many clinical research studies, such as clinical trials, directly involving patients to test medicines or medical treatments.   

Each year over 7,000 patients take part in NIHR Portfolio research with more than 500 research staff undertaking over 500 studies each year across the organisation.

Innovation is also key at the Trust and we work closely with regional partners to develop new healthcare products and services designed to benefit our patients.