The Trust is committed to offering our patients opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research and we recognise the importance of working with industry partners in order to achieve this goal. We currently work with both large and small pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and biotechnology companies and conduct both industry-sponsored research studies and investigator-led research commercial collaborations.
Our aim is to further develop and grow our portfolio of industry studies which we aim to achieve by becoming a preferred provider for the delivery of industry studies. We aim to accomplish this by consistently delivering industry studies to time and target, and by continuously improving the customer service we offer to our industry partners.
As a specialist tertiary referral centre, the Trust is focused on the rarer and more complex aspects of cardiac and respiratory medicine.
The Trust’s research programme maps onto all areas of our clinical service, providing unrivalled opportunities for research through access to well-phenotyped and large patient populations, which in many cases are the largest in the UK and often internationally.
The clinical structure at Royal Brompton & Harefield Foundation NHS Trust has been developed to bring together clinical and research activities around specific care groups and disease areas.
There are a range of facilities available to Trust researchers and academic and industrial collaborators. These facilities allow researchers to use established techniques and protocols for their clinical research studies.
Trust consultants are engaged in a wide variety of research activities which mirror the clinical service offered by the Trust and many of them are recognised internationally as key opinion leaders. Our researchers have experience in delivering both industry-led and investigator-led research collaborations.
Active research studies
The Trust hosts a variety of research studies covering the breadth of its clinical practice. These are funded by a variety of sponsors including National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK research councils, European funding agencies, research charities and industry.