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It’s OK to ask about clinical research! We are taking part in over 100 NIHR clinical trials and other studies

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We are based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. 

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Telephone us: 0300 422 5467

Current research activity

 GHNHSFT Recruiting Studies 

 2gether NHS FT Recruiting Studies 

 Care Services Recruiting Studies
 CCG Recruiting Studies 

Taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of a select group of hospitals taking part in the 100,000 Genomes Project. This involves collecting blood samples from certain patients and their relatives, to increase our understanding of certain cancers and rare diseases. We want as many of our patients as possible to donate blood, to help us improve patient care through research.

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Education, Training & Project Support

Find out more about student research and support, training and statistical support here

Time and Target Outcomes

Find out more about our performance in initiating and delivering clinical research here


At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we pride ourselves on contributing to the development of new treatments and surgical techniques to help improve the care of our patients.

How research helps our patients

Research means turning promising ideas or interesting theories into real benefits for our patients.

We are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and other studies ranging from testing new surgical devices or drugs, to studies aimed at helping us to improve our understanding of mental health issues.

However, research projects cannot get started without the participation of our patients. We rely heavily on the thousands of patients we treat every year to volunteer and take part in research projects.

This arrangement is mutually beneficial because we get to see how new treatments work in practice and our patients benefit from ground-breaking treatments earlier than they would otherwise.

About the Gloucestershire Research Support Service (GRSS)

Our Research and Development (R&D) team is heavily involved in Clinical Research and actively involved with listed on the National Institute for Health and Research’s (NIHR) portfolio, a national information point of studies being run across the UK.

The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and the wealth of the nation through research.  The Clinical Research Network sits within the NIHR portfolio which contains clinical studies that can be facilitated within the NHS and it is these studies that we are involved in.

Find out more about the Gloucestershire Research Support Service

The GRSS hosts the following services:

The Research Management & Governance Team

The Gloucester Office of the South West Research Design Service (SWRDS)

The Clinical Trials Staff linked to the West of England Clinical Research Network (WoECRN) 

Find out more about our Research and Development Team

About the Gloucestershire R&D Consortium and Innovation Forum



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It's OK to ask! 

We are encouraging our patients to find out more about research at our hospitals

Patient & Public Involvement

Find out how you can get involved in research at our hospitals


Research Events

Find out what we have planned including events, seminars and conferences


Research News

All the latest news and success stories