Get involved with research

Why do we do research?

Studies show that patients do better when services are actively engaged in research. We promote research to improve our services for everyone who uses them or is involved in them.

We are committed to offering service users, carers and staff the opportunity to get involved.


Involving families and carers

Research can impact on the people who spend most time with those who experience mental and physical health problems; their family, friends and carers. Any new treatments or experiences may alter the mood or behaviours of those receiving treatment. The involvement and support of families, friends and carers from the start is really important.


How can I get involved?

Taking part in research doesn't always involve trying new medication. Some projects may simply involve completing a questionnaire or a short interview. Sometimes we invite healthy volunteers or carers to take part in studies too.

Research and Evidence at Notts Healthcare

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is home to some of the country’s leading clinical research institutions, and is dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of mental and physical health.

The Research and Evidence Department is responsible for research and evaluation studies at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Our ambition is to support and motivate staff to remain curious about the care they give and to do something about it where there is scope for improvement or exploration.

Visit our Research and Evidence site.

The Institute of Mental Health

The Institute of Mental Health is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. The Institute of Mental Health was launched in 2006 in Nottingham to help transform our understanding and treatment of mental illness.

Visit the Institute of Mental Health website.



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