The Boards of Salford Royal and Pennine Acute have agreed that our research departments should work more closely together.
This gives us the opportunity to consolidate and expand our research activity across a much larger population, and to move forward with our strategic research objectives.
Research is increasingly viewed by the Boards of both Trusts as being a major strategic opportunity to improve patient care and the standing of Salford Royal and Pennine Acute.
To support this, two new senior appointments have been made to work across both Trusts. Professor Martin Gibson returns to the team as Chair of R+D for Salford Royal and Pennine Acute. He is joined by Dr Steve Woby, who takes up the new post of Director of R+D Operations for Salford Royal and Pennine Acute. Three Senior Clinical Research Leads will also be appointed at Salford by the start of February