Research and innovation
Did you know that Sherwood Forest Hospitals has an active Research and Innovation department?
The Research and Innovation Department is based at King's Mill Hospital and has a team of staff supporting studies which are supported by the National Institute of Health Research and a portfolio of other research studies currently taking place at across the trust.
Who are we?
The Research and Innovation Department is led by Dr David Hodgson (Research & Innovation Director) and Miss Alison Steel (Research & Innovation Manager) who are supported by a team of experienced research staff. The R&I department has a core team of dedicated research nurses supporting the research activity across many areas and specialties. Over the last few years the department has grown considerably and currently supports a wide variety of research studies across the trust.
What do we do?
During 2015/16 SFH successfully recruited over 1000 patients to research trials, an increase of over 200 from the previous year. We aim to increase recruitment to trials even higher this year.
The trust’s current portfolio of studies covers the areas of:
•Ear, Nose and Throat
The R&I department also provide expert advice to individuals wanting to undertake research activities, provide and implement research governance on behalf of the trust and provide resource to researchers enabling them to conduct clinical trials within their specialist areas.
We are also looking to expand on our success and take Research into new areas across the trust. We would like to hear from you if you would like to learn more about what we do, and how to get involved in research activity at SFH.
‘Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research’ (PID) is an initiative by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and as part of this initiative SFH are contractually obliged to report on the performance of every clinical trial, providing information on the duration from the receipt of valid research application to the recruitment of first patient against 70-day benchmark and recruitment to time and target.
In addition, the Department of Health is now seeking to achieve the transparency commitment to this exercise. Therefore, SFH are required to publish quarterly submitted information and make it publicly accessible on the Trust’s website. This information will be published after the end of each quarter before the NIHR’s deadline.
Performance in Initiation (70 day benchmark)
Performance in Delivery (Time & Target)
How can you get involved?
If you would like more information about the research activity at the trust, contact a member of the research team on the number or email address below. Alternatively if you are a service user you can talk to your clinical care team about the potential of getting involved in a research trial.
Telephone: 01623 622515 ext 3990