Research and audit

Research is one of the most important ways that we can improve the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

We know that being active in research results in better quality of patient care and better health outcomes.

We are committed to offering patients in our communities the opportunity to take part in research studies that are appropriate for them. We do this by bringing national trials to our patients.

Our clinical research relies on the participation of people who use our services. If you wish to take part, you may be asked to participate in a research study or clinical trial. It’s up to you whether you want to do this. If you decide not to take part, it will not affect your treatment in any way.

Participating in a research study can vary from filling out a simple questionnaire to trialling new treatments, depending on the study.

If you are interested in participating in research, we will give you the time and information to help you make a final decision about whether you want to be involved. You can leave a study at any point, without giving reason.

Benefits of taking part

Taking part in research may benefit you and others in some of the following ways:

  • Earlier access to new treatments, interventions and medicines
  • Monitoring you more closely, with more frequent and longer appointments, meaning problems or changes can be picked up and acted on more quickly
  • Opportunities to learn more about your medical condition may help you to manage it better
  • Helping to identify and try more effective medical treatments for yourself and others
  • Helping the NHS provide people with the best possible standard of care.

Find out more / register your interest

If you are interested in finding out more about research at HRCH or want to get involved in a specific study, please use the contact form below to get in touch.

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