Health professionals need evidence from research to know which treatments are most effective. Our dedicated research department manage the review, set up and delivery of a range of research projects across the Trust.
We are research active in several clinical areas delivering a range of different projects from clinical trials of new drugs or interventions to studies involving questionnaires and data collection. Some research is simply collecting information about diseases, some people help us by telling us their opinion or experience and some people are involved in creating and testing new products. There are many ways to be involved. If you would like to discuss opportunities to get involved with research please contact a member of the team.
To find out more about research in the UK please click here
Getting involved in research makes a difference, visit the links below to hear real life stories from research participants:
This leaflet explains how health research uses information from patients. If you are asked to take part in research, you can ask what will happen in the study.
Carly Brown, Lead Research Nurse
Phone 0191 4041000 ex 2260
Lynne Palmer, Research and Development Manager
Phone 0191 5656256 ex 42167
We have a group of Patient Research Ambassadors who help by giving us their perspective and by talking to patients about their experience of participating in research.
“I am a retired deputy head teacher who was treated for throat cancer in 2009. I am free of cancer now but have other problems as a result of the treatment.
Until I was introduced to research by my speech therapist, I didn’t realise anyone could get involved and in so many different ways.
Since then I have taken part in many different areas of research and promoting research. I have been involved in a randomised controlled trial, in patient workshops as part of a qualitative study, in organising research days for patients and staff and other work such as patient panels. This led to me being invited to become a patient research ambassador (PRA) I decided to become a PRA to try and spread the word that research is happening in our hospitals and encourage other patients and carers to get involved.
I feel it’s extremely important that as many people as possible get involved in research. It helps the NHS find out what works and what doesn’t work but most of all it gives us, the patients, carers and local public a voice in our future treatment and care.
Please come and join us!”
Val, Patient Research Ambassador for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
If you are a researcher wanting to conduct research with us we are happy to guide you through the process.
Useful links for information and support for conducting Research can be found in the links below:
The aim is to increase the number of patients given the opportunity to participate in research and to ensure research is set up efficiently. From October 2014 all NHS Trusts have been required to publish their performance against two targets.
Q1 Performance Initiating 2019-20
Q4 Performance Initiating 2018-19 South Tyneside
Q1 Performance Delivering 2019-20
Q4 Performance Delivering 2018-19 South Tyneside
Performance of Initiating Research April 2019
Performanc in Delivering Research April 2019
Stay tuned for more information about NMAHP Research.
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Stay tuned for upcoming research events and opportunities!