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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

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Award-winning programme reducing Cerebral Palsy rates in pre-term babies

New mums are benefitting from an award winning national intervention at the Royal Derby Hospital which protects pre-term babies against Cerebral Palsy. ...

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Research and Development Bulletin - August 2019

Professor Fran Game provides an update on everything going on in the Research and Development Department, including the CQC, D-BARN and the 70@70 programme. ...

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300 patients taking part in Inflammatory Bowel Disease BioResource Study

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of our 300th patient to Inflammatory Bowel Disease BioResource study. ...

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.