Finding a Research Study

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National Institute of Health Research Portfolio

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was created as part of the government’s research and development strategy to provide a world class infrastructure for clinical trials in all areas of disease and clinical need within the NHS.

They have an online database that lists all the studies that the NIHR current support. The database lists if the study is open to new sites and if the study is still recruiting.The database can be accessed via the following website:

If any are of interest to you please contact the RD&I department who will contact the lead site on your behalf.


Kent Surrey and Sussex Speciality Groups

The Kent Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network (KSS CRN) support research within the region is a number of different ways, one of which is the local speciality groups.

The speciality groups are led by a speciality lead who’s role it is to disseminate research opportunities across the region.

The speciality groups also host regular meetings to allow for discussions between researchers within the region and encourage the sharing of best practice.

If you would like to join one of the speciality groups please contact the RD&I department on who will put you in touch with the relevant speciality lead.


Speak to RD&I Department

If you have a research interest and can’t find a study to get started on, come and speak to the RD&I team.

We can talk through the opportunities with you and support you to develop your research interest.

To book an appointment with the RD&I department please email;

Once you have identified a study to participate in the next step is working with the RD&I department to arrange local approvals.

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