Patients and Visitors
High quality Research and Innovation is fundamental to providing the best healthcare for the people of Plymouth and West Devon. This Trust is already respected for its capacity to offer the widest variety of research studies in the Peninsula to its population. We continue to provide research in all clinical areas, the research being funded by government, charities and industry sources.
The Trust currently has around 500 active research studies and, in the last year (18/19), has recruited almost 5000 people to take part in research. Thanks to these patients, researchers are able to learn how to manage a wide range of medical conditions more effectively and improve the wellbeing of our patients.
Performance in Initiating and Developing Research
The Government’s Plan for Growth published in 2011 sets out the requirement for all NHS providers to publish information on their performance in initiating and developing research via the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
The RD&I Office actively monitors all clinical trials approved by Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and provides quarterly reports showing the performance in initiating and delivering research to the NIHR.
Please click on the links below to view our reports.
For more information on the Government’s Plan for Growth in Research, please see the NIHR website.
View our Research Performance.
MHRA Regulatory Inspections