Better Care

Research and Innovation

The Trust is currently involved in a wide range of research studies that help us to improve the quality of care provided to patients, carers and service users.  A full list of the studies that we are currently involved in will be available soon.

The Research and Innovation Team is committed to supporting and delivering research that is safe and relevant. 

Annual Report

Click here to download the Research and Innovation Annual report for 2016/2017.

Click here to download the Research and Innovation Annual report for 2015/2016.

Contact Us

Email: research.innovation@

Telephone:  0121 466 7075
or: 0121 466 7078

Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research 

The government measures how the Trust performs when initiating and delivering a clinical trial.  A clinical trial is a research study involving people.  People are offered a choice to take part in a trial and they will confirm their decision by providing consent.  All clinical trials are regulated robustly before they can start.  The purpose of a clinical trial is to provide answers to questions such as:

  • does the treatment work?
  • is the treatment safe?
  • what are the treatment side effects?
  • does it work better than other treatments?  

No clinical trials were opened between July 2017 and June 2018.

Improving our performance - Please contact the team if you would like further information about research undertaken by the Trust or if you would like to make any suggestions to improve our research performance.