Research and development

One of the core duties of all NHS organisations is to collaborate in NHS research and to enable patients and the public to participate in high quality research which will benefit their own and future patients health and healthcare and is deemed of benefit to the NHS.

NHS research is managed by an NHS body called the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The part of the NIHR that helps run the delivery of research is called the Clinical Research Network. Our Trust work very closely with the CRN Eastern, hosted by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to set up clinical studies quickly and effectively, provide health professionals with research training and work with patients and the public to ensure their needs are at the centre of all research activity.

To offer patients opportunities to be involved in research, we have our own dedicated research service. The team work across all our services to support the delivery of NIHR research projects.

For information on any of our Research activities, please contact or Tel: 01603 272251

Norfolk & Suffolk Primary & Community Care Research Office, hosted by South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, facilitates research within our Trust. For information on Research Proposals and Funding Routes, and Public and Patient Involvement in Research, please click here.

Be Part of Research

Be Part of Research is an online service that helps members of the public understand what research is and what it might mean to take part, as well as showing what research is currently happening across the UK. Find out more by visiting the Be Part of Research website

Current Studies

Join Dementia Research Register.  

Join Dementia Research is a national service that makes it easy for anyone over 18 to take part in vital dementia research studies. People with dementia or memory problems, their carers and anyone who is interested can sign up.

It is only through research that we will find new and better ways to prevent, treat, care for and one day beat dementia. Simply register your details and a researcher will be in touch when an appropriate study becomes available. You do not have to take part in any particular studies. It is always your choice whether or not to take part.

For more information click here or call Alzheimer's Research UK on 0300 111 5111.

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Family Project - For more information  click here

Journals published by NIHR

These journals are the final reports for NIHR funded research, they are all open access and freely available and each article includes a plain English summary. The journals can be read here.

Each journal page is split into ‘current issue’, ‘future publications’, ‘most viewed’ and ‘archive’.

The NIHR has also developed collections of NIHR funded research articles relevant to particular conditions or themes, these can be found here.

Research Findings

For a summary of research findings from our most recent studies, please click here

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research

NHS providers are required to publish the information on recruitment to clinical trials and recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials in an accessible part of their website. You can access the information for NCH&C performance via the NIHR Clinical Trials Performance website.