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

Trust Sponsored Studies

Since autumn 2021, we have been working with researchers within the Trust to sponsor ‘home grown’ research.

We have staff in post to help you turn your ideas into research.

They will be able to help find and apply for funding, develop all the documents you need, and guide you through the governance processes.

Ethical and Trust approval

All research taking place at the Trust must have the correct ethical and Trust approval in place, together with adequate resources and funding, before commencing.

Further information

For more details please contact us.