Mobile Research Unit

We recognise that patients and their carers, particularly in the current climate, are often reluctant to come to an acute setting unless it is strictly necessary.

From our recent survey of research participants, exploring research engagement, responses were heavily weighted towards us taking research out to the patient rather than vice versa.  We also understand that patients may be identified as eligible for a study in the acute setting but follow up could be done in the primary care/community setting.

The aims of the project are:

  • extend the hand of research to the wider population to improve patient care and supporting the integrated care pathway.
  • Take research to the patient rather than the other way round
  • signpost research opportunities particularly towards underserved communities
  • help facilitate research engagement by providing our experienced workforce both for study setup and delivery
  • Provide mobile clinic space, under UHP governance to provide both increased capacity and reduce pressure on already limited primary care accommodation
  • To support the growth and delivery of research within the primary care setting.


If you have any questions, please contact the Research Nurse Specialist leading on the Mobile Research Unit, Laura Dean via


Start Of The Mobile Research Unit Project

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28/06/2022 - Mobile Research Units Starting To Take Shape

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05/07/2022 - Delivery of one of our Mobile Research Unit

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