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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has a well established reputation for high quality research and development and a strong record of participation in commercial and non-commercial clinical trials. Research takes place within all of our clinical directorates, inspired by the successes of our internationally recognised researchers in areas such as neurosciences and diabetes.

Our mission is to 'Support the Trust’s strategic care programmes by developing a research rich culture and environment which is based on research strengths, targeted investment and collaborative research.'

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RESEARCH NEWS

PHNT 5th Annual Research Conference

17th June 2016
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 5th Annual Research Conference is now open. The event will be held on: Friday 17th June 2016 09:00 – 17:00 Post Graduate Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital

NHS approves electronic consent technology in clinical trials

27th November 2015
Clinical technology and services company Mytrus has announced that its software platform for electronic informed consent has received approval for use by Britain's National Health Service (NHS); the first time e-Consent technology will be used in a trial in England.

World first blood test reduces risk and increases accuracy in prenatal testing

9th November 2015
Research into a simple, acurate and low risk blood test that can detect fetal blood group, sex, and genetic condition in unborn babies.

COURSES & EVENTS

IHC EVENTS- Plymouth University

10th May 2016
The Institute of Health and Community (IHC) is running a series of events from the 10th of May until the 18th of June, click for more details.

Research Governance (GCP) Training

6th Jun 2016
Monday 6th June 2016 14:00-16:30; Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Medical Centre

PHNT 5th Annual Research Conference

17th Jun 2016
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 5th Annual Research Conference is now open. The event will be held on: Friday 17th June 2016 09:00 – 17:00 Post Graduate Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital

RESEARCH FUNDING

NIHR Funding Opportunities

Current research funding opportunities for researchers, research teams and organisations.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Travel to learn – return to inspire… We fund British citizens to investigate inspiring practice in other countries, and return with innovative ideas for the benefit of people across the UK.

MRC - Medical Research Council. Leading science for better ... How we fund research... Apply for funding. Click on 'more' for futher information and links.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Through Bioscience for Health, BBSRC provides sustained research investment to improve health and wellbeing across the life course, reducing the need for medical and social intervention.

INNOVATION

What is Innovation?

NHS Innovation is the application of new ideas to provide benefits to the NHS and patients. These benefits may be new or improved products, processes or services resulting in cost saving and improving patient care, not necessarily making money.

There are three types of innovation;

A new product i.e. a piece of equipment to be used in a surgical intervention.

A new process i.e. patient notes being transferred between clinics to save time.

A new service i.e. telephone follow up service.


This area of the website provides detailed information and resources covering aspects of innovation within the Trust and how the Research and Development Department can help.