Research helps to improve public health and patient care – it’s the way we improve treatments in the NHS and make a real difference to people’s lives.
Our Research and Innovation Department is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading centre for clinical trials and other studies, with more than 500 projects carried out here each year. Research links closely with clinical care and teaching to ensure patients and their wellbeing are at the heart of everything we do.
Our research includes experimental medicine, which looks at the causes of disease, how certain treatments work and whether they are safe, as well as large scale clinical trials which test the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments.
It means patients have access to some of the most cutting edge treatments and thousands of them volunteer to take part in our studies each year.
We work closely with the Universities of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and Salford as well as other NHS organisations and also collaborate nationally and internationally with other experts in our fields.
We are partners in the Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Greater Manchester PSTRC) which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to work with patients, carers and health & social care staff and providers to develop and test ways of doing things (interventions) to improve patient safety across four key themes.