If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for seven days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Sponsorship for clinical research

A sponsor is an organisation that accepts responsibility for ensuring that there are proper arrangements to manage and finance a research study. 

The sponsor takes primary responsibility that the design of the study meets appropriate standards and that arrangements are in place to ensure correct conduct and reporting.

Sponsorship by NUH

All research taking place in the NHS (that is where the research involves NHS patients, data or tissue) must have sponsor.

For clinical research, this will normally be NUH. But it may also be a commercial company or one of our universities.

The Research and Innovation Team needs proof of an approved sponsor for all research taking place within NUH.