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Research and Innovation

We are involved in a wide range of projects that can or will benefit patient care and outcomes.

The Research and Innovation team will check all projects are ethical, safe and regulated and our services can offer patients’ the choice to participate.

These studies will have been designed either by our services, Universities, other NHS organisations or companies.  Below is a list of studies which we sponsor. For more information about being a sponsor, visit the HRA website  

As a sponsor we use personally-identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. 

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As a publicly-funded organisation, we have to ensure that it is in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research.  This means that when you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. 

To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.  Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.  

For further information about how patient Information and health care research is used, visit the HRA website.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). 

List of Studies Sponsored by BCHC

  • Patient’s preference in anaesthetic modality for tooth extraction (IRAS Ref.: 250446)
  • Trauma-AID - Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in adults with intellectual disabilities (IRAS Ref.: 260514)
  • SNACKTIVITY - To promote physical activity and reduce future risk of disease in the population (Work Package 1) (IRAS Ref.: 272760)
  • DoMore - Developing an intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in non-ambulant young people with long-term disabilities (IRAS Ref.: 271259)



Annual Report 

Click here to download the BCHC Research and Innovation Annual Report for 2018/2019.

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research

The Department of Health and Social Care is committed to improving clinical trial performance and reducing site set up and participant recruitment time, allowing more people to have the opportunity to participate in research.

All NHS Trusts participating in clinical trials are therefore required to report their performance and explain any delays to recruitment or other difficulties in meeting study targets this will also be reported.

Performance reports for Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can be found here

Performance in initiating

For each clinical trial which opened at BCHC during the reporting period the report demonstrates:

  • The number of days between being selected as a research site and being confirmed as a site.
  • The number of days between being confirmed as a site and recruiting the first participant.
  • The cause of any set up or recruitment delays

Performance in delivering

For each commercial clinical trial which closed at BCHC during the reporting period the report demonstrates

  • The agreed number of participants to be recruited and the agreed recruitment period.
  • BCHC performance against these targets.




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.