The scale of transformation necessary to deliver the ambition outlined within our Long-Term Plan is a considerable challenge that will require widespread innovation, enhanced use of technology and a commitment to research. Our existing partnerships, our relationships with local academic organisations and our committed workforce mean that we are uniquely placed to be a test bed for innovation and research.
We strive to promote and support various quality improvement programmes across east London. We also recognise that by participating and promoting research we assist towards improving and developing the services that we commission.
Research and innovation hold the key to delivering continuing sustainable improvements within the NHS. The CCG aims to promote and assist with healthcare research as much as possible. 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.
Key strategic priorities of East London Health & Care Partnership
Our key strategic priorities on research and innovation include:
- Increasing the number of people participating in research
- Meeting excess treatment costs by working in collaboration with the Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRN) and NHS England
- Increasing the number of health and care professionals engaging in research
- Tailoring research to local priorities
- Contributing to creating a learning NHS environment that fosters evidence-based practice and innovation
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.
- Visit the INVOLVE website – part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) which specialises in supporting greater public involvement in research.
- Use your local research network, NIHR Clinical Research Network North Thames.
- Visit NHS Choices to understand more about clinical and medical trials and which studies are recruiting.
If you are interested in obtaining support for a research project or have queries on how to apply for Excess Treatment Costs funding, please find below some useful information.
If you have any queries, please contact the East London Health & Care Partnership Research Lead, Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org.