A patient at the dermatology clinic at Salford Royal with Dr Elise Kleyn

More than 5,000 take part in research in a year

More than 5,000 patients and healthy volunteers took part in National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) research studies at Salford Royal last year.

A total of 5,070 people were involved in 156 different NIHR CRN studies – these are independently reviewed, high quality studies that are really important in improving care and treatment in the NHS.

The research covered many different conditions and illnesses, including neurological disorders, kidney disease and skin conditions. Around a fifth of the studies were sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, giving patients a chance to access state of the art treatments.

The figures show 600 more people took part in research than in the previous year. It’s expected even more will get involved this year as Salford Royal has now linked up with the four hospitals of the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, so opportunities will be available in more specialties. As a group, the organisations plan to offer more than 250 different studies and it’s thought as many as 9,000 patients and healthy volunteers will take part.

  • See what some of our patients say about why they take part in research and their experience of studies here.