Public and patients
This section is for patients and the public who are looking for information about what is involved in participating in clinical research at our facility and what opportunities are available.
If you are a researcher looking for information and guidance on best practice or how we approach patient and public involvement at our CRF, please visit Involving patients and the public pages in the Training and development section.
Clinical research helps us better understand human health and wellbeing so we can:
improve current treatments, medicines and care, and develop new and better ones
diagnose diseases and conditions earlier or more accurately
prevent people from developing diseases and conditions
Clinical research trials and studies are part of everyday work in the NHS and, you might not know it but, most care that patients receive in hospitals and GP practices is the result of research.
This includes experimental medicine trials, which look at the causes of disease, how treatments work and whether they are safe, and trials to test the effectiveness of new treatments to see if they are better than what is currently available.
Take a look at our FAQs on this page to find out more about clinical research in Southampton, including what it involves and how you can take part.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us by calling 023 8120 4989 or emailing UHS.SouthamptonCRF@nhs.net