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Welcome

Welcome to the Trust’s research pages. This is where you can find out about who we are, what we do and how you can get involved. 

About Research

We are committed to supporting research in Wye Valley NHS Trust and make it a leading hub for delivering research studies in Herefordshire. Research is a core part of our clinical services because it is essential to develop new treatments and improve care. Research provides us with access to the latest treatments, which is important for both patients and health professionals.

We work with many other organisations nationally and internationally including other NHS organisations, universities, the pharmaceutical industry, charities and trials units so that we can provide patients with access to research.

There are a wide range of research studies available, from simple questionnaires to drug studies. We currently have studies looking at:

  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Skin diseases

Studies in other disease areas may also be available, ask a member of staff for more information or contact the clinical trials team.  Click here to access the UK Clinical Trials Gateway where study information is also available.

We have a number of research active clinicians, nurses, midwives and other allied health professionals such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists. These experts take a local lead on national and international trials, delivering cutting edge research to patients in Herefordshire.

Support for Research

Our experienced clinical trials team enable research to be performed safely and ethically. The team include nurses, pharmacy staff, trial coordinators and data officers who work together to allow clinicians to focus on patient care.

We are supported by the Clinical Research Network: West Midlands, who provide us with the infrastructure funding to allow research to happen in Herefordshire. To read more about the Clinical Research Network click here.

 

How to get involved

We rely on patient and public volunteers to enable research to happen. Without this, there would be no advances to medical knowledge or improvements to care.  Because of this, you may be asked about taking part in a study when you visit the hospital or another one of our sites. To find out more about getting involved in research click here.

Research Ambassadors are patients, carers or members of the public that volunteer to help the research team. To find out more about becoming an ambassador click here. 

We also want to support more NHS Trusts within the region to improve access to research in Herefordshire.  If you are clinician wanting to take part in research in the Trust, please contact the research and development on 01905 760 221.

Delivering commercial research

To find out about our aim to increase our commercial research portfolio click here.

Performance in studies

To find out about our performance in studies and how we are improving click here.

 

Research team

Clinical Trials Team
Email: clinical.trials@wvt.nhs.uk
01432 355444 Ext 5279

Emma Rowan
Research and development manager
Email: Emma.rowan@nihr.ac.uk
07721238313

Research and development office
Email: rwh-tr.RGAdvice@nhs.net
01905 760 221

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