Earlier this year Jennifer Crooks and Helen Matthews presented our Research Vision to the Executive Board of the Hospital. The context of the strategy was developed through feedback from patients and staff. It was found only 31% of patients are aware Kingston Hospital is a Research active trust.
To allow all patients and staff to Be Part of Research. Embedding a culture of research excellence throughout the whole Trust supported by a highly skilled knowledgeable workforce.
To support, and develop, world class research in collaboration with our partners to improve the current and future health of our population.
The key parts of our Research Strategy are:
Fully integrate research into all aspects of clinical care. Address the unmet needs of our community by supporting key strategic objectives, including achieving outstanding in the new CQC inspection criteria.
Improve Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) at all levels of the research project, especially encouraging patients and carers to access “Be Part of Research”.
Embed research within every clinical department by including it formally within job planning.
Build a dedicated Clinical Trials Facility.
Work with our academic partners at Kingston University to become Chief Investigators, attract funding and answer research questions, which support local population priorities in healthcare.
Increase overall research activity by 48% to 2,500 annual patient accruals by 2022. Attracting sustainable funding from NIHR, CRN, Grant, Charity and industry and non-industry income.
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