Highlights for 2015/16

  • A RAND analysis in February 2016 revealed that experts at the Trust produced more highly cited publications (HCPs) than any other NHS trust in England. The report highlighted the Trust’s close partnership with Imperial College London, with the two organisations having the most co-authored HCPs compared with all other healthcare and academic partners in England. 
  • The Trust received total research income of £12.6m in 2015/16 across both commercial and non-commercial studies.  
  • Over £3m of grant and charity funding was awarded to Trust researchers and their collaborators from a wide variety of funding bodies, including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Wellcome Trust, British Lung Foundation and the Health Foundation.  
  • Over £500,000 of NIHR funding was awarded to two allied health professional staff in dietetics and physiotherapy to undertake prestigious research training fellowships. 
  • Two members of staff were awarded the title NIHR Senior Investigator, bringing the total number across the Trust to 11. These awards recognise the top 200 clinical and applied health researchers in the UK, and the Trust’s appointments span cardiology, respiratory medicine, radiology and paediatrics. 

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