Research helps us increase our knowledge about human health and wellbeing. This is so we can:
- provide life changing treatments
- diagnose diseases earlier or more accurately
- prevent people from developing conditions
- improve health and care for generations to come
- ensure everyone has a better quality of life
Overall, the aim is to find out whether what is being tested is better than what is currently available. This can include therapies, medicines and services.
Improving patient care
Participation in research and innovation projects are a fundamental part of what we do to improve patient care at North Tees.
We believe that patients who take part in research studies benefit from all the support, value and purpose that this brings, as well as any potential new treatment outcomes.
We aim to have as many of our patients as possible taking part in and benefiting from cutting-edge clinical research or innovation projects.
Hospitals that take part in research have better outcomes for their patients.
Our trust is committed to embedding research as a core part of our day to day activity.
Research helps us to understand which treatments or procedures work best.
Research isn’t just about running drug trials – we have a wide range of studies open in our trust.
You might be asked to complete a survey or questionnaire, asked for access to your data that we hold or asked to consider participating in a trial of a new service or surgical procedure.
Rest assured you will always be given information about the research study and any study that we run has been given national approval by all relevant ethical and regulatory bodies.