Research

Research is essential to generate new knowledge for the benefit of patients, the modernisation and promotion of services in the NHS and the development of evidence-based patient care. At Airedale we are committed to facilitating high quality patient-centred research across a wide range of clinical specialists with a high level of patient recruitment relative to the size of the trust.

In addition to large clinical trials, the department also supports smaller studies, including individual research projects undertaken as part of higher qualifications, such as MSc or PhD. This involves guidance through the R&D approval process and ethics review, advice and training. As part of their continuing professional development many staff aim to progress through higher qualifications and/or research work.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about R&D can be found on this site. If you require more information, please contact the following members of the team:

Head of Research and Innovation: carole.paley@anhst.nhs.uk (Tel: 01535 292278)
Research Governance Manager: mechele.couch-upite@anhst.nhs.uk (Tel: 01535 294655)
Senior Research Sister: alison.shaw@anhst.nhs.uk (Tel: 01535 293934)
Senior Research Sister/Midwife: emma.dooks@anhst.nhs.uk (Tel: 01535 292279)

There are clinical trails running across many specialities, including;

  • Oncology/Haematology

  • Stroke

  • Cardiology

  • Diabetes

  • Paediatrics

  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Critical Care

  • Rheumatology/Orthopaedics

  • Neurology

  • Cross-cutting themes

  • Respiratory Care

  • Injuries and emergencies

  • Reproductive health and childbirth

  • Hepatology

  • Public Health

List of Publications and Presentations 2008 – present