Getting Involved

Clinical research provides healthcare professionals with important evidence to ensure we deliver safe and effective healthcare.  We can only improve health through research with the involvement and participation of patients and members of the public.

Our promise

Research across our ten hospitals and community services is governed by Research and Innovation (R&I), which reports directly into the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) executive team. This means patients can be confident they receive the same excellent standards of care and treatment from across our services when participating in a study. All individuals will be considered for inclusion in studies regardless of age, disability, gender and gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation except where the study inclusion and exclusion criteria EXPLICITLY state otherwise. ITD '11 6

Clinical research and trials

Our hospitals are leading centres for clinical research. We run around a thousand studies at any one time, ranging from questionnaires for healthy volunteers to trials introducing the latest treatments for rare genetic diseases. There are a number of ways you can find out about research studies available to you.

  1. Speak with your doctor, nurse or midwife about research studies that might be suitable for you.
  2. Visit our research pages for information about research in each of our hospitals or into a specific condition.
  3. Join one of our research user groups.
  4. Visit the NIHR Be Part of Research website to find details of clinical trials taking place across the UK.
  5. Visit the People in Research website and search the national database of involvement opportunities.