Locally Developed Research

Locally developed research is research developed by UHP clinicians and healthcare professionals. As sponsor, our Research and Development team support researchers to develop their project and apply for NHS approvals to conduct it. We also provide support for the entire management and delivery of the studies where required.


Some of UHP’s locally developed research can be found below:

PROGROUP - acting on obesity together

Developing group-based services for people with severe obesity (Developing PROGROUP)


Pilot randomised trial of functional imagery training plus treatment as usual versus treatment as usual alone to reduce alcohol-related harm in patients with alcohol-related liver disease admitted to hospital

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Exploring P-Wave Duration in arrhythmia recurrence in patients undergoing AF Ablation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormal rhythm that causes the heart to beat irregularly and can be treated with cryoballoon ablation if previous medical therapy is ineffective or intolerable. The success rate 12 months post procedure is around 75% for patients with intermittent AF and around 60% fo

Improving Meal Consumption

Professor Stephen Lewis, Consultant Gastroenterologist has developed a study in collaboration with Dr Paula Murphy and Louise Cleary to see if appetite can be increased through appearance.

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The PReM-ED Study

Dr Blair Graham, Lecturer in Urgent and Emergency Care has developed a multicentre study in collaboration with Dr Jason Smith, and Professor Jos Latour to assess the validity of a new patient experience survey.

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