Research and development
Research is essential for developing better treatments and improving healthcare for both adults and children in the NHS. Patients being cared for are already benefitting from past research and will continue to benefit from research that is currently being carried out.
Our Trust’s research and development department is responsible for overseeing all the clinical research which takes place within our hospital, to facilitate excellence in clinical research by offering helpful and competent support on all matters of research governance, administration and management.
We manage all areas of research which involve our facilities and staff, ensuring clinical studies and trials can take place. Most importantly, we support our patients, and the management of their data and bodily tissues, throughout the research process and beyond.
Contact the team
Research and development department: 01284 712790
Dr Margaret Moody, research clinical director
Dr Shweta Bhagat, research lead consultant
Jo Godden, research lead nurse
James Curtis, research pharmacy technician
Paul Oats, research and development manager
Claire Adams, research and development accountant
Sandra Swann, research and development facilitator
Abbie Holden, administration assistant
The research and development department is situated in the Education Centre at West Suffolk Hospital.
NHS Health Research Authority - Patient information and health and care research
Research and development statistics
The government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research.
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is required to submit information in two areas: