Research and innovation opportunities


Research, development and innovation are vital to the future of healthcare.

At Royal Surrey, we encourage all of our clinical professionals to be research active, and to always strive to find new and innovative solutions to the challenges they face.

As a major centre for research in the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire region, we have invested in the infrastructure and systems needed to support researchers and research-active clinicians.

We work very closely with our neighbours at the University of Surrey on a number of innovative research studies, and we are the host Trust for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

For physicians

We offer excellent opportunities for physicians looking to develop their career research portfolio.

We have a world-class oncology centre, are a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery, and a centre of excellence for Wilson’s Disease. The Trust also attracts UK-wide referrals for urology and other specialities.

Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit is regarded as an international centre of excellence in keyhole surgery, and is one of only three training centres in the country.

For nurses

Nursing professionals who are considering a move into research often express concerns that it could mean losing patient contact. But at Royal Surrey we demonstrate that this does not have to be the case.

For us, research is not just something we do in addition to our clinical work, it is closely integrated with it.

This means our research nurses are embedded in clinical departments, working hand-in-hand with their colleagues, focused on patient care.

We also actively encourage and support nurses with their own research projects, to integrate the roles of academic nurse researchers and clinical research nurses.

For Allied Health Professionals

Research plays an essential role across all our services, and a growing number of our Allied Health Professionals are working on active research studies.

Our Research, Innovation & Development department is here to make sure that our staff are well supported in their journey in research.

Taking a research role at the Royal Surrey means joining a large, dynamic and expanding team of professional who are caring not only for today’s patients, but for tomorrow’s as well.

Visit our Research, development and innovation webpage