We aim to provide a safe and friendly environment to deliver excellent research for our patients.  We support all clinical research activity across the Trust.  The work that is undertaken will support future changes in health care, help to generate new treatments and find better ways to deliver services and improve lives.  We want research to be embedded and seen as part of clinical care.

Research staff work with clinical teams to recruit patients into research studies and support them throughout the process.  Here at Barnsley we support a wide range of studies, including testing new medicines, new procedures and observational studies where we look at patients with a particular disease over a period of time.

Most of Barnsley’s clinical research studies are national studies that recruit patients from several NHS organisations.  We work with a variety of organisations including other NHS Trusts, universities, charities and pharmaceutical companies both in the UK and overseas.

We are currently undertaking research in the following areas:

Diabetes, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and  Rheumatology, Paediatrics, Haematology, Critical care, respiratory, Tissue Viability, Infection Control, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Stroke, Outpatients, Assistive Technology.

We are always looking for other specialities to take part so that all patients have the opportunity to join a study if it is suitable for them.

Facilities

  • Dedicated team of research nurses
  • Research naïve patient population
  • -20 and -70 freezer storage with central temperature monitoring
  • Sample processing
  • Clinical trials pharmacy
  • Access to specialist hospital services such as MRI,CT Ultrasound,ECG