Highly active clinical research

January 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Brighton and Sussex Universities NHS Trust, one of BSMS’s key NHS partners, has scored well in the recent league table of research recruiting studies for the National Institute for Health Research Comprehensive Local Research Networks.

The trust has 117 recruiting studies with 4434 recruited, placing them on average of 28th out of 397 NHS trusts across England. This puts the trust in the top 7%.

See league table for more information.

Professor Kevin Davies, Head of Research at BSMS said:

"Research in the local NHS is going from strength to strength.  Having started from a very low base ten years ago, BSUHT in particular is now evolving from a research-active to a research-intense organisation."

"In the commercial domain particularly, the Trust is thriving, with a high level of activity in many specialties.  For example, we were recently the first centre in Western Europe to recruit to a highly complex trial of a promising new biologic treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)." 

"The credit should, of course, not just go to the Principal Investigators involved, but the whole multidisciplinary team involved in our clinical research endeavours.  Developing its research profile on the national stage is one of the key building blocks in the evolution of the Royal Sussex County Hospital into a fully-fledged teaching hospital in partnership with BSMS."

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