“There’s a growing body of evidence which illustrates that research active hospitals have better patient outcomes. Not only this, but we also know that patients really value the opportunity to take part in, and benefit from, research taking place in their local hospital. “

Dr William van’t Hoff, Chief Executive NIHR Clinical Research Network

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a research active organisation which is proud to support clinical research. The Trust participates in a variety of different research projects and is always looking for new research opportunities to offer to our patients, carers and staff to support the development of treatments for ourselves and for future generations. 

Trust research training prospectus

R&D Training and Short Courses Prospectus


Mental Health Research Incubator Website

The incubator for mental health research website officially launched on the 25th January 2021 and aims to support mental health professionals explore opportunities in research.  The site provides a guide to different research opportunities, sign-posting to mentoring, internships, funding and training. 


Nursing and midwifery research careers advisory service

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nursing and Midwifery Incubator, in partnership with the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS), is pleased to announce with the launch a virtual careers advisory service to support nurses and midwifes to start and advance their clinical academic research careers.  The pilot service will run over the next 12 months to learn how best to offer this service and make a decision if it merits national roll out. 

For further information please follow this link


Royal College of Physicians research and innovation hub

The Royal College of Physicians has launched a research and innovation hub where they are collating practical resouces to support clinicians to become involved in research.


For further information please follow this link


Are you interested in;

Learning more about the research projects that are happening within the Trust

Offering your service users the opportunity to participate in research projects

Getting involved in high quality research, either as a participant or a researcher

Career development opportunities in research such as training and qualifications

The research interest group is an informal networking meeting open to all staff with an interest in research.  Meetings are held quarterly, and will be virtual for the forseeable future. There is also an e-mail group where information on courses and development opportunities are circulated.

The next meeting will be: TBC

For more information or to be added to the e-mail group, please contact:


NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast: Health and care across the life course theme meeting

Wednesday 26 May 2021 12.00pm - 01.30pm

To register for this event please follow this link.