Research enables us to learn more about disease, improve the quality of our patient care and develop better treatments. But these important projects can only go ahead with the support of research participants. These volunteers often have a known health-condition but some projects rely upon healthy members of the public to take part.
We run research trials in the following areas:
Clinical haematology Diabetes and endocrinology
Clinical oncology Emergency medicine
Medical oncology Gastroenterology
Medical physics Hepatology
Nuclear medicine Rheumatology
Radiotherapy General surgery
Brachytherapy Intensive care
Theatres Trauma and orthopaedics
Anaesthetics Bowel cancer screening
Audiology Gynaecological oncology
We are involved with different types of health research studies:
Clinical trials. These investigate a drug, surgery or medical device in healthy volunteers or people who have a specific disease.
Genetic studies. These aim to find the role of genes in different diseases.
Behavioural studies. These test how people act in different ways.
Observational studies. This is where a group of people is observed (sometimes for many years).
Physiological studies. These aim to better understand how the human body functions.
Prevention studies. These test ways to prevent specific conditions or diseases.
Public health research. This type of research aims to improve the health and well-being of people from a population-level perspective.
If you'd like to take part in a research project please contact us for more information 01483 688 660 or rsc-tr.ResearchAndDevelopment@nhs.net.