Research at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHPNT) is fast becoming a leading centre for medical research, enabling patients to have access to the latest technologies, treatments and care by world opinion leaders in their respective fields. The Trust has a research portfolio on average in excess of 550 studies attracting world renowned consultants and inspiring specialist registrars through training, education and participation to be the researchers of the future.

Research is a vital component of healthcare development, offering patients the opportunity to access tomorrow’s treatments today.  Thousands of people each year agree to take part in research studies, contributing to the development of potential new treatments and diagnostic aids before they are adopted across the National Health Service. The number of new studies delivered in the NHS continues to increase, and the number of patients engaged in research activity has hit an all-time high. We are proud to be one of the top 50 performing Acute Trusts committed to delivering clinical research to time and target.

To find out more about research opportunities at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust either as a researcher or participant, ask your health care professional or contact the RD&I team today. 

Charitable Research Fund (2019 competition)

The Charitable Funds Management Committee invites applications for small research grants to be made from University Hospitals Plymouth General Charity funds. These will provide funding for projects to test feasibility and/or obtain results that will enhance the chances of success in obtaining a grant from a national research charity or a public research funder (NIHR grants).  The priority is for supporting research with a clear trajectory towards these larger funding applications.

Further details can be found below:

Grant application form (pdf)

Grant application form (doc) 



The application deadline is Friday 19 July 2019 at 17:00. You will need to ensure that you’ve had preliminary discussion with our Clinical Trials Finance Coordinator Nicola Parsons about costing projects by Friday 21 June 2019.  If you are interested in applying and for further information please contact  Helen Neilens & Hannah Allende, Trust Research Advisors on 01752 439991.

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