Research at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Patient participation in research studies is a vital part of healthcare development. It can help to provide new treatments, diagnostic aids or services which could later be adopted across the NHS to improve patient care.

 

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has a well established reputation for high quality research and a strong record of participation in commercial and non-commercial clinical trials.


The Research and Development team (R&D) is made up of dedicated clinical and non-clinical staff. We aim to provide on-going support and advice throughout the research process to ensure the development of high quality research. Whether you are new to the field or completing on-going research, the R&D team are here to support you throughout your research projects. From guidance on research protocols to advice on applying for funding, the R&D team are happy to help.

 

Plymouth Research and Development

 

If you are interested in taking part in a research study with us, please use the link below to see which studies we are currently running that could be of benefit to you.

https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/

 

Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population by conducting high quality, well run research which is relevant to their needs by embedding research as part of our core business.

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 R&D team today. 

 

What Is #Red4Research?

COVID-19 is affecting us all. On the front line and behind the scenes are incredible research teams collectively working to develop new diagnostics and treatments for COVID-19. Covid-19 has forced us to do things differently, to be more innovative and more responsive. The R&D community in collaboration with the health and care sectors and voluntary organisations has achieved a phenomenal amount during this period. #Red4Research Day on Friday 18th June 2021 aims to get as many people as possible wearing red to demonstrate their support and appreciation for all those participating, undertaking and supporting COVID-19 research. 

#Red4Research Day began in 2020. It is not country, group or organisation specific but powered by the collective efforts. Research isn’t undertaken by individuals working in isolation, it is collegial, made possible by people around the world working together. Last year #Red4Research was supported by people in America, Australia, Chile, Italy, Spain, Malaysia and India as well as the UK.

What is involved?

The #Red4Research concept is very simple. Wear something red, it can be any item of clothing, then download/print or make a placard saying #Red4Research, take a photo and post it on social media with the #Red4Research hashtag. 

It’s all about positivity, creativity and support in the face of adversity. #Red4Research is completely inclusive – anyone, any age, anywhere can participate – children, adults, even pets! Hopefully people might have a bit of fun along the way raising the profile and work of all those involved in the process.

Research doesn’t just happen, people make it happen – research participants, patients, professionals, volunteers and regulatory bodies all collectively working together. Covid-19 has impacted on all of us. Research offers a beacon of hope, it underpins the largest vaccine campaign in history and everybody has played their part.

Red4Research save the date 17th June 2022

 

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Largest analysis of trapped patients injured in motor vehicle collisions reveals important differences in relation to age and gender, as well as higher mortality rates

A series of studies conducted by consultants at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust have revealed that not only are patients who become trapped when involved in a car accident more likely to die, but that there are also significant differences in injuries sustained according to age and sex.

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