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Why collaborate with us?

Serving a population of 1.5 million and providing a range of care in both a secondary and tertiary healthcare setting, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is well placed to make a real impact on the health of the region through evidence based practice.

The Trust benefits from its close proximity to a number of quality academic institutions as well as being a provider of a number of specialist services across the region.

Research in the NHS is a perpetually evolving landscape yet the key role it has to play in the future of the NHS is clear.  The NHS Constitution cites that ‘the NHS aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism…through its commitment to innovation and to the promotion and conduct of research to improve the current and future health and care of the population’.

The Centre for Health Research and Innovation has produced a library of standard operating procedures (SOPs).   These SOPs have been created for those undertaking research within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in order to provide clear guidance on the conduct of a study.  

Partnering with us gives you:

  • Rapid trial feasibility, start up and completion – you will have a dedicated Project Manager from the Research Access Team who will be you main point of contact during the set-up / feasibility process
  • Access to experienced clinical investigators across secondary and tertiary healthcare
  • Large experience research delivery team, made up of research nurses, clinical trial support officers and administrators
  • Wide and varied patient population
  • We have strong links with all NIHR Clinical Research Networks 
  • Links to our well established partnerships with local higher educational partners and collaborators 
  • A strong academic research team
  • High recruitment rate to clinical trials in the UK

Innovation Pathway

In line with national guidance and local strategies we are looking to develop our processes and infrastructure to work with industry on both industry and LTHTr led medical devices and technology innovations.  We are currently consulting with innovative trust staff and industry to develop a Medical Devices and Technology Innovation Pathway which will provide a pathway from initial concepts and ideas through to research to develop an evidence base and onto adoption into practice where appropriate.

We are keen to work collaboratively with industry in the development of innovations that will lead to improved healthcare and patient experience.

Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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