Research and development

Research is built into the NHS Constitution which says that the NHS has a “commitment to innovation and to the promotion and conduct of research to improve the current and future health and care of the population."

We have a dedicated Research and Development Team who undertake national and local research projects. These projects are conducted with the support of service users, their carers, friends and family alongside our staff and allow us to establish important research outcomes that improve future support and treatment of people with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities.

Our Trust aims to give service users, their carers, friends and families and our staff the chance to find out about research and actively encourage people to take part.

You can find out more about the research studies currently underway on our current projects page. This includes a list of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Portfolio projects.