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.  If you would like to access these SOP’s please contact Jacqueline.Woods@lthtr.nhs.uk  Quality Lead.

Partnering with us gives you:

  • Rapid trial feasibility, start up and completion – our research governance team can support  with NHS permissions and we have an average time of 8 days for granting NHS permission
  • Access to experienced clinical investigators across secondary and tertiary healthcare
  • We have strong links with all NIHR Clinical Research networks
  • Wide and varied patient population
  • Links to our well established partnerships with local higher educational partners and collaborators
  • High recruitment rate to clinical trials in the UK
  • We have two dedicated Innovation and Ideas Facilitators to project manage collaborations within the Trust.


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.