We are committed to providing the best care for patients and recognise that by participating and promoting research we assist towards improving and developing the services that we commission. 

Research holds the key to delivering continuing sustainable improvements within the NHS.

This research can be varied, it might be part of a national research study testing a new drug or technology, a service evaluation to help review services, or a pilot to test innovative treatments. 

We work closely with partners from academia, such as our local Clinical Effectiveness Group, and the health and social care sector to support evidence-based innovation and knowledge exchange within clinical and care settings. 

How you can get involved

There are many ways to get involved in research. It could be as a participant in a study, or as a research partner helping to shape and deliver the research. Below are some useful links: 

For researchers:

If you are interested in applying for Excess Treatment Costs funding please find below some useful information and the application form. 

Useful contacts:

If you have any queries, please contact our Research Lead, Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, at