The Importance of Research

Research and clinical trials are an everyday part of the NHS. Studies are taking place in every speciality area to help develop new and better ways of caring for patients. Sometimes there are uncertainties in the best care for patients – filling these knowledge gaps is vital, as research helps advance technologies and treatment, and can help more babies survive.

Research is not possible without participants' involvement and parents supporting our research, along with the support of health care professionals in recruiting sites and continuing care sites.

Would you like to find out more about the process of clinical discovery? Would you like to know how it is used to improve and inform healthcare in the NHS? Watch this trailer to find out about the 'Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research' online course. This course is free and is in partnership with the NIHR Clinical Research Network and Leeds University Digital Learning team.

To sign up for this free online course, please register your interest.

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This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme (Reference Number 11/92/15). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.