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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 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 and practitioners 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.

R and I

What do we do?

During 2016/17 SFH successfully recruited over 1000 patients into research trials. We aim to increase recruitment to trials even higher this year.

The trust’s current portfolio of studies covers the areas of:

•Oncology
•Stroke

•Cardiology
•Dermatology
•Emergency Department
•Gastroenterology
•Haematology
•Paediatrics
•Respiratory Medicine
•Gynaecology
•Obstetrics
•Ophthalmology
•Rheumatology
•Surgery
•Orthopaedic
•Critical care

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.

Research Performance

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. 

The Research and Innovation Team

Research & Innovation Director

David Hodgson
Tel: 01623 622515 ext:4648 
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Research & Innovation Manager

Alison Steel
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
Tel: 01623 622515 ext:6929
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Research & Innovation Team Leaders

Lynne Allsop
Research & Innovation Department
Trust Admin Building Level 0
King's Mill Hospital
Tel: 01623 622515 ext:3313
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Dominic Nash
R&I Team Leader Office
Research & Innovation Department
Trust Admin Building Level 0
King's Mill Hospital
Tel: 01623 622515 ext:3313
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Research Nurses

Cheryl Heeley
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
Tel: 01623 622515 ext:6304
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Terri-Ann Sewell
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Sarah Shelton
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Rebecca Boulton
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Mandy Gill
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Katie Slack
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Sue Smith
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital 
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Inez Wynter
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Caroline Moulds
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Research Practitioners

Wayne Lovegrove
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Philip Buckley
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Research Healthcare Assistants

Andrea Palfreman
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Nicole Eyre
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Research Assistant

Donna Sowter
R&I Office
Research & Innovation
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King's Mill Hospital
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Research Administrative Assistant

Gill Garnett
Research & Innovation Department
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King's Mill Hospital
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Rheumatology Research

Deborah Wilson
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Twitter - @SFHResearch


Performance in Initiation (70 day benchmark)

 

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Performance in Delivery (Time & Target)

 

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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.

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Telephone: 01623 622515 ext 3990