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Welcome to Research

As a university Trust we believe research is key to the exceptional care provided at UHDB. Our aim is to offer every patient the opportunity to take part in research; in developing new medicines, devices and treatments.

We host research funded by external organisations including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and the life sciences industry. Conducting research studies helps the Trust realise its vision to be a beacon of the NHS, delivering 21st century healthcare.

As well as collaborating on externally led research we support home grown studies and sponsor high quality research of clear value to the NHS. From new investigators with their first ideas to multi centre randomised controlled trials, we can work with you to design, set-up and deliver your research.

Research News

Marcus Bateman award win
Marcus Bateman reflects on Research and Innovation award win

Mr Bateman has a particular interest in treating patients with complex traumatic shoulder instability, and has provided significant benefits to these patients through his Derby Shoulder Instability Re...

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Research and Development Bulletin - October 2019

I want to start this bulletin by saying how encouraged I have been to hear the word “research” in so many conversations over the last few months....

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Derby CTSU recruiting a Medical Statistician

We’re looking for a qualified Medical Statistician to join our UKCRC registered Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (Derby CTSU) team....

Contact Royal Derby Hospital

Research and Development Department
Medical School
Office 5033
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3DT

Telephone: 01332 724 639



Contact Queen's Hospital

Research and Development Department
Clock Tower Wing
Queen’s Hospital Burton
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone: 01283 566 333 ext 5496



NIHR PID Reports

We are contractually obliged to report on the performance of every clinical trial taking place in the Trust by publishing on a quarterly basis: the time from when we have been selected as a research site to the first recruited patient; and the recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials.