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Research & Development

This page provides information for patients, staff, the public and external companies.

It is well recognised that a research active health service promotes the highest standards of care for its patients and the general population. At JPUH we are committed to providing equity of access to health research for the community, promoting JPUH as a research active organisation, recruiting and retaining high quality staff who can develop their research interests.

In these pages you will find information on how to get involved in research, which areas are currently research active and the research teams; research policies, procedures, ethics and governance relating to both non-commercial and commercial research in the organisation, while ensuring that all regulatory standards are met.

You can read our Research Strategy by clicking here

Some of our Research Team line up outside the front of our hospital. There are in three lines and staggered distances, all socially distanced, from each other.

Some of our Research team

What services are provided?

  • Full Research and Development management
  • Study set up (R D)
  • Management and governance of clinical trials
  • Managing and processing study amendments
  • Financial costing and local management of research finance
  • Multi-professional Clinical Research Teams
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional research support
  • Medical research support
  • Support for student research projects / service evaluations
  • Mandatory and enhanced education and training for new and experienced researchers
  • Collaborative working with the academic sector
  • Recruitment to and support during research studies for patients, the public and staff.

How can I get a referral?

Research and clinical trials are an everyday part of the work done in the NHS. The people who carry out research are mostly the same healthcare professionals who treat people – their aim is to find better ways of looking after patients and keeping people healthy.

There are many different types of research and they cover a range of activities, from working with a scientific laboratory to carefully noting patterns of health and disease and developing new treatments. Health and social care research looks at many different issues from illness, disease and disability to the way that health and social care services are provided by the NHS.

You can look for research studies yourself, by asking your doctor, nurse or patient organisation, or by looking on the internet, such as the Be Part of Research website. Alternatively, you may be approached to take part in research by your healthcare professional or a team of researchers.


Where is the department located?

The Research and Development Department is one large team split across two locations within the main hospital site.

Research Clinical Room

The Research and Development Management Team is located in the Burrage Centre, next door to the Learning Café.

The Clinical Research Nurse team is located on the first floor of the main building in the Clinical Research Facility.


What are the opening times?

The Research and Development Management office is usually staffed from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday each week.

The Clinical Research Facility is staffed from 7:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday as standard. Nurses will work evenings and weekends if they have participants in studies which require visits on those days. Participants in studies involving medicines will receive a contact numbers upon enrolment into a study so that they are always able to contact a member of the study team if they have any queries.