Research & Development
Why is research important?
“Research is a core part of the NHS. Research enables the NHS to improve the current and future health of the people it services”—NHS Constitution (2009).
Doing research into health and the delivery of healthcare services is vitally important to the NHS because the outcomes can be used to influence the quality of services delivered to patients.
This means that patients are able to gain access to the best available treatments and services, which have been rigorously tested, as well as innovative and leading edge treatments that can significantly improve health outcomes.
Find out what happens if you decide to take part in a research study at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This video focuses on research relating to surgery but studies are also carried out in other areas such as medicine, therapies etc. If you would like to take part please get in touch to find out what studies are currently running.
Delivering excellence in research
We believe that research is essential to improving patient experience and safety. ‘Delivering Excellence in Research’ is one of our four Trust Corporate Objectives.
Our areas of research
We have earned an excellent reputation in the delivery of high quality research which is recognised both nationally and internationally.
Areas where research is currently being undertaking include:
- Acute Medicine
- Critical Care
- HIV and Sexual Health
- Neonatal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Pain Respiratory Medicine
We undertake research involving participation of both patients and healthy volunteers. If you wish to find out more, please contact Laura Braidford (Lead Research Nurse) at email@example.com.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a constituent organisation of the London (North West) Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) and host organisation for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Northwest London (CLAHRC NWL) and Training for Innovation.
The Trust also has links with NIHR Topic-Specific Clinical Research Networks which include West London Local Cancer Research Network, Thames Stroke Research Network and London & South East Medicines for Children Research Network.