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.

Email: sfh-tr.researchandinnovation@nhs.net  
Telephone: 01623 622515 ext 3990

Research Champions

The purpose of a research champion is to improve awareness and promotion of clinical research, increase patient’s opportunity to take part in research and improve departmental working relations. This links in with the trusts CARE values and the 2 year vision. 

The Research Champion role is now an official link role. It involves helping to identify suitable patients for research studies in your area. Full training is provided and updated annually. This will provide our patients with wider opportunities to participate in research, helping to benefit future treatments and outcomes.

If you would like to become a Research Champion or have any questions, please contact Philip Buckley on x2521 or philip.buckley@nhs.net or Terri-Ann Sewell on x3990 or terri.sewell@nhs.net.

Research Academy

This is an initiative originally proposed by Suzanne Banks, Chief Nurse.

Much like a Research Champion the purpose of the research academy is to improve awareness and promotion of clinical research, increase patient’s opportunity to take part in research and improve departmental working relations.

The role involves joining the research team 1 day per week for 12 months, working alongside the research nurses in identifying, consenting and recruiting patients into research studies and clinical trials.

Once the academy is completed it is expected that delegates will return to their departments, with a specialist knowledge of research at Sherwood Forest Hospitals and that this knowledge will be used to integrate research into everyday practice.

If you are interested in participating in the academy, please contact Lynne Allsop, Specialist Research Nurse Team Leader on 01623 622515 x3313.