Public involvement in our research

More information about how patients and the general public can get involved in shaping and developing our research aims and outcomes.

Why is research important?

Research into cardiovascular and respiratory medicine is central to the Trust’s mission and our starting point is the needs of the patients we treat every day. By investigating the causes of their conditions and testing new ways of diagnosing and treating them, we have been responsible for many significant medical advances which have been taken up across the NHS and beyond.

Research at the Trust is usually carried out by the same doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who treat our patients. Their aim is to find better ways of looking after patients and keeping people healthy.

Click on the links below to find out how you can get involved either as a participant in a trial or in helping us to shape how we carry out research.

For more information on how patient information may be used for research, visit the Health Research Authority website.

Current research projects

Learn more about research studies that are currently recruiting volunteers 

Patient and public involvement

Join our patient groups and public forums and help contribute to the future development of our research

Research newsletter

Sign up for our research newsletter and find out about the exciting research being carried out at the Trust

Clinical trials

Read the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) guidance to help explain what constitutes a clinical trial