Newcastle Hospitals’ research excellence is recognised nationally and internationally in areas including but not limited to ageing, cancer, child health, diagnostics, robotic surgery, advanced therapeutics, microbiology, mitochondrial disease, immunology, transplantation, rare diseases, liver and musculoskeletal diseases.
This strategy sets out how we will build on this legacy so that we cement our national and international reputation for excellence, whilst continuing to make a tangible difference to local people.
About our research strategy
The unprecedented local and global research response to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of clinical research into sharp focus, and significantly increased awareness and interest in this important area.
It is well recognised that clinical research answers scientific questions to address health challenges. What can be less obvious to some is the positive impact of clinical research upon organisations and populations. Not only is clinical research known to improve science, it also improves clinical care and outcomes, patient experience, staff satisfaction and retention. It helps to build organisational reputation and it attracts investment. It supports the health, wealth and wellbeing of the population.
It follows then that if we collectively embrace and embed research in Newcastle Hospitals then we are creating a better future for our patients, our staff and the wider population.
Research and innovation is a vital component of our trust strategy and this more detailed supporting strategy outlines our plan to achieve local excellence and global reach through our clinical research.
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