We have a number of trials going on across the whole Trust and we are looking for volunteers who are interested in taking part in helping to find new treatments.
What does participating in Research involve?
As a patient, you may be asked to participate in a research project. Depending on the research this may involve simply filling in a questionnaire; having blood taken, or trying out a medicine that doctors believe will work as well as, or better than, the medicine that you would normally receive.
Information about the research, and what it would involve, would be clearly explained to you before decide whether you would like to take part.
It is really important to remember that you do not have to take part in any research if you do not want to. If you decide not to take part your normal clinical care will not be affected in any way.
All of the studies we offer are reviewed to ensure the safety, dignity, rights and welfare of research participants is protected.
If you are interested in participating in research studies there are a number of ways in which you can get involved:
Ask your Doctor or Nurse
If you are currently receiving care at the Trust and are interested in new treatments that may help you as well improving patient care, then please let your doctor or nurse know. They should be able to advise if there are any research studies that you are suitable for.
If you are a visitor to this web page then please contact the R&D Team on:
You can find out more about public involvement in research, including a database of current opportunities. The website also provides further information and explains public involvement in research. It also provides the views and experiences of those that have been involved.
For further information for those interested in participating in clinical trials, you may find the below link useful
People in Research – Opportunities for public involvement in research