Research is how we develop new treatments and knowledge for better health and care. It provides the evidence we need to prove that new approaches are safe and effective, whether it is for a new medicine, a surgical technique, education program or to understand an illness or condition better.

Research is supported by the Trust and all staff are encouraged to be actively involved in research. As a Trust we are involved in over 60 research studies across many of the directorates. We aim to ensure that all of our patients are made aware of research opportunities relevant to them. All research undertaken within the trust must be registered with the Trust Research department.

The RJAH research department is based in the Arthritis Research Centre (ARC building) and you can contact us by emailing: [email protected]

Research in the hospital is broadly separable into two categories: 

(a) Clinical research studies involving hospital patients. Please click here or choose ‘Our Clinical Research Studies’ from the menu to find more information on studies that are currently ongoing or for the results of previously completed studies.

(b) Experimental pre-clinical research aimed at development of new drugs/procedures in the longer term (this is often laboratory-based and may, or may not, require hospital patient involvement). Please click here or choose 'Our laboratory and pre-clinical research studies' from the menu.


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