Our aims in research
Welcome to the Research & Development department of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Our team’s core aim is to maintain and support a culture of best practice in the management and delivery of research activities within the Trust.
Taking part in high-quality research is one of the many ways that we are committed to providing the most beneficial and cost-effective care and treatment for our patients.
We are a research-active Trust and host research across a wide range of departments and specialities including:
- Children’s Medicine
- Critical Care
- Emergency Care
- Midwifery / Women’s Health
- Old Age Psychiatry
Research is at the heart of advances in treatment and care.
The goal of research is often to find out if a new treatment, test or approach works, is safe, and is acceptable to the people who are involved in it.
Research also aims to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic or terminal illnesses, ensuring that people can live the best quality life for the longest amount of time possible.
Without willing volunteers, research studies will not be able to take place, and these advances in care and treatment will become harder to discover.