Research and Development (R&D)

Our mission is simple, to provide easy to access, high quality research opportunities to the patients and public who use our health services. We believe that all patients have the right to take part in clinical research, and that involvement in high-quality research should be a care option available to all our patients. Our Trust has a proud and growing reputation as a centre of research excellence and boasts the only dedicated clinical research centre in Essex; the ‘Helen Rollason Research Centre’ based at Broomfield Hospital.

We deliver cutting edge research which shapes new models of healthcare to improve patient safety and care, and we conduct research into a variety of health conditions ranging from asthma to renal problems. Our research can be investigating the use of the latest medicines and medical devices, or looking at the prevention of health problems by collecting questionnaires or blood samples.

ResearchPublications2020.pdf [pdf] 884KB

Annual Research Report 2020-21.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Oncology Research Team

Our oncology research nurses are based in the Helen Rollason Research centre at Broomfield Hospital - a dedicated research centre for all patients taking part in a clinical trial.

Our staff are trained in giving non licensed clinical trial agents and are also chemotherapy competent. Trials are an everyday part of the work done in the NHS and as we are an active research Trust, you may be asked to take part in a clinical trial.

People currently being cared for in the NHS have received the benefit from past research and continue to benefit from research that is currently being carried out. As our patient, we hold information about you and your treatment for clinical and research purposes. Taking part in a clinical trial will not affect your clinical/medical management.

Contact the Research and Development department on 01245 515136 or the Lead Research Nurse / Co-Director of R&D on 01245 516599, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Find out more on our cancer services page.

PII (Performance in Initiating) and PID (Performance in Delivering) data

Our hospitals research and development performance - PII (Performance in Initiating) and PID (Performance in Delivering) data can be accessed by using the links below: