Why research matters

Who we are

World-leading clinical research for better health

Nottingham Health Science Partners

Nottingham Health Science Partners has been set up to increase clinical research activity in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire by developing a single strategy across the leading NHS, academic and industry organisations to improve the health of local people, as well as to contribute to the evidence and knowledge of effective treatments nationally and internationally. 

This partnership is made up of the key organisations who are working to transform health and care through research and clinical education locally.

Involving you in our research

The Nottingham Research Hub, is your one-stop source of information about clinical research taking place in the NHS in Nottingham and surrounding areas.

This Hub is one of the ways that Nottingham Health Science Partners and the organisations involved in the partnership are developing to talk to, engage with and involve you in our research.

Where our research takes place

The Research Hub includes information about clinical research taking place in the NHS, and also research in our universities and partner organisations in Nottingham. The information you will find in the Hub comes from:

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals Logo

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is a research hospital. By this we mean that clinical research is a core part of what we do. 

We are one of the most research active Trusts in the country delivering hundreds of clinical trials every year and offering the opportunity for thousands of patients, carers and members of the public to take part in our research. Research is carried out in every part of our hospitals and we have world-leading research teams specialising in research into the biggest diseases facing our local communities, including cancer, heart disease and stroke.

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The NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre was established in 2017 to fast-track innovations from new scientific discoveries into improvements in NHS care. It acts as a centre of excellence for five disease areas, all of which are supported by Nottingham’s world-leading capabilities in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The scientists, clinicians and academics working within the BRC are translating research into breakthrough treatments, new technologies and advanced medicines for common illnesses like asthma, depression and arthritis. It is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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Based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility provides the equipment, skilled staff and dedicated facilities to carry out experimental medicine research. 

It is part of a network of facilities across the country who have been selected by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to increase the UK’s capabilities in complex research into new drugs and therapies.