Research at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trusts
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is working hard to become a leading centre for medical research. This will enable patients to have access to the latest technologies, treatments and care by world leaders in their respective fields. A hospital with a good research portfolio will attract the best consultants and specialist registrars and, through its teaching, help inspire and produce the next generation of medical researchers.
Research is a key part of health care development. It aims to find out the causes of human illness and how it can be treated or prevented. Thousands of people each year agree to take part in research studies, contributing to the testing of potential new treatments, diagnostic aids or other developments, before they are adopted across the National Health Service.
To find out more about research opportunities at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust either as a researcher, participant or patient representative, please take a look around our site for relevant information.
The number of new studies delivered in the NHS has increased, and the number of patients engaged in research activity has hit an all-time high. We are one of the top 100 performing Trusts committed to delivering clinical research to time and target. Visit the NIHR Clinical Research Network performance page to find out more about how Trusts are performing on research.
Current Senior R&D Staff:
R&D Director: Professor Simon Rule
Clinical Trials Manager: Corinna Mossop
Research Governance Manager: Dr Chris Rollinson
Lead Research Nurse: Ben Hyams
Research Advisor: Dr Helen Neilens
Email R&D plh-tr.RD-Office@nhs.net