Welcome to research


As a university Trust we believe research is key to providing exceptional care. Our aim is to offer every patient the opportunity to take part in research, to develop 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.

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

Samia and Richard who were part of the HbA1c trial
UHDB announced as top recruiter in national diabetes study

Of the 256 participants enrolled into the national HbA1c diabetes study by 14 trusts, UHDB was the top recruiter, bringing 43 people into the study....

MAKO robot
State-of-the-art robot assists in surgeries of patients having knee and hip replacements at UHDB

Patients who are having a knee or hip replacement at UHDB are benefitting from a state-of-the-art robot that helps assist their procedure, delivering more accurate, less invasive surgery, reduced reco...

Dr Teresa Grieve, Co-Director of the Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (DCTSU) and Assistant Director of Research & Development at UHDB
Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit part of East Midlands partnership to establish new pre- and post-application support for researchers through NIHR Research Support Service

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £8.5 million to an East Midlands partnership, including Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit (DCTSU), part of University...

Contact Royal Derby Hospital

Research and Development Department
Medical School
Office 5033
Uttoxeter Road
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
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

2022 - 2023