Research and Development
We are committed to supporting research to provide the best possible care for our patients. A wide range of research studies are carried out at the trust.
These vary from simple questionnaires to drug studies, and cover a range of clinical specialities.
Research is only permitted to take place after it has been reviewed by a Research Ethics Committee and by the trust's Research and Development (R&D) office. If you wish to take part in research at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust or have any general queries, please contact the R&D office using the details below.
Please also feel free to ask your doctor or nurse during your visit about whether there are any research studies you may be able to participate in. Initial enquiries about either participating in or undertaking research should be addressed to the R&D Office.
Trust Research Operations Lead: Emma Rowan
Mobile: 07864 625346
Tel: 01905 733256
Worcestershire Clinical Research Unit
The Government wants to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research. The Government’s Plan for Growth, published in March 2011, announced the transformation of incentives at local level for efficiency in initiation and delivery of clinical research.
As part of this incentivisation, the Department of Health requires, via the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) contracts with providers of NHS services, the publication on a quarterly basis of information regarding: the 70-day benchmark for clinical trial initiation; and the recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials.