Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a research-active Trust.

Research is essential for the development of new treatments and interventions and the NHS Constitution states that it should be a priority.

Involvement in research can put an organisation at the cutting edge and provide early access to new treatments and interventions, increasing a patient's treatment choice.

It is also an excellent opportunity for staff to learn new skills, and can also benefit the Trust financially.

All clinical staff are encouraged to participate in research. You can be involved in a number of ways:

  • Design and carry out your own research project
  • Take part in a study on the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) portfolio
  • Take part in commercially funded research
  • Become a key contact in your department for research.

To be involved in any research you will need to ensure that you have the appropriate ethical and Trust approval as well as the appropriate resources and funding.

It should be noted that there is currently no funding to support own account work.

However, as the Trust is keen to encourage participation in research, this position is under review.

Further information

For more details please contact us.