Coronavirus guidance

Restrictions remain in place and inside all of our hospitals you still need to wear a mask, wash your hands and follow social distancing. Please see information for visitors > before you plan on visiting.

COVID-19 and Research Trials

From Monday 16 March 2020, recruitment of patients to all studies, other than those studies relating to COVID-19, will cease. This is to allow our clinical colleagues to focus their care where it is most needed. We are reviewing the trials we have open and are in contact with sponsors. The safety of our patients it always our priority.

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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

The research team outside the hyperbaric diving bell at Royal Derby Hospital
Researchers aim to find more effective CPR methods for deep sea divers who suffer cardiac arrest

A hyperbaric diving bell used by deep sea divers carrying out work on the ocean floor has been installed at Royal Derby Hospital, as researchers investigate how to carry out more effective CPR in conf...

Derby Clinical Trial Support Unit
UHDB research unit ‘leading the way for innovations in clinical trials’ alongside AstraZeneca

The exceptional innovations made to advance clinical trials at UHDB during the pandemic have been recognised nationally – in the same breath as “industry giants” AstraZeneca. UHDB&rs...

A patient who has been fitted with a catheter
Study aims to reduce infection risk for dialysis patients with catheters

A new study will look at the effectiveness of using a unique silicone catheter with built-in antibiotics in preventing infection in patients using dialysis for kidney disease at home....

Contact Royal Derby Hospital

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

Telephone: 01332 724 639

Email: uhdb.RandDadmin@nhs.net

 

Contact Queen's Hospital

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

Telephone: 01283 566 333 ext 5496

Email: uhdb.RandDadmin@nhs.net

 

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. 


2018 - 2019


2019 - 2020


2020 - 2021


2021 - 2022