09 July 2014

AWP boosts research figures

Clinical research is on the rise in the NHS and in AWP.

Clinical research is a vital part of the work of the NHS, and provides evidence about "what works" so that treatments for patients can be improved. Also, there is evidence to show that patients do better in hospitals and surgeries that do research, even if they don't actually take part in a study themselves.

The league table published by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network shows over half of the NHS Trusts across the country increased the number of clinical research studies carried out last year. 

We were one of those trusts with an increase in studies from 32 in 2012/13 to 39 in 2013/14.

Jonathan Sheffield Chief Executive Officer of the NIHR Clinical Research Network said:"I would like to congratulate Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust for increasing their number of studies. We know that research is something that patients really value and these Trusts are creating the opportunities for patients to get involved." 

If you are interested in research opportunities in our Trust, please contact our Research and Development Team. Email: awp.researchforall@nhs.net Tel: 0117 378 4535 (09:00 to 17:00)

The clinical research league table is available at: www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/annualstats

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