Be part of research
Without patients, carers and volunteers there would be no clinical research. We are grateful for everyone who supports our research and who volunteers to take part in studies and clinical trials.
Nottingham is a leader in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in research. Our work with people affected by hearing loss, with arthritis, respiratory diseases, mental health, as well as our involvement of young people, is recognised in the UK and internationally.
Our research during COVID-19
We are using our expertise, resources and facilities to focus on finding effective treatments for COVID-19.
This means that there are currently some changes for existing and new research trials at NUH:
Some trials have been temporarily suspended as part of protecting NHS services during COVID-19.
Some trials are continuing with changes to the way the research teams work with you. For example, follow-up appointments may be carried out by phone or video conference; prescriptions may be issued electronically or medicines delivered to you at home.
Where clinically necessary, some trials are continuing to provide patients with essential treatment and care on an ongoing basis.
Where visits to our hospitals for research are continuing, these are being managed with the safety of patients and staff as our first priority. All of our research teams are following national and local guidelines for the safe delivery of healthcare services during COVID-19.
If you are involved in a clinical trial, your clinical research team will be in contact with you to discuss the next steps for you. Please do not attend for planned appointments unless your research team has confirmed this with you beforehand.
Please do not attend for any confirmed appointments if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact your research team to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.
You can find all of the latest updates on our COVID-19 research here.
Take part in research
We put people at the heart of the research that we do across our hospitals. We offer a range of opportunities for you to share your views, help shape future research trials or to take part in current research trials.
Nottingham is research
In 2018 we launched a new strategy for developing greater involvement in research, through the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. This strategy is called, Nottingham is Research and it aims to work with local communities to promote learning and development in clinical research, along with greater understanding of the ways in which research is changing healthcare for the better.