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Research at Barts Health

Our ambition is to offer every patient the opportunity to take part in reserach. 

International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2024

 International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2024

Research Matters: Sharing Knowledge, Building Trust  

The theme for our flagship event is research transparency and knowledge sharing, where we will present the many ways we are making sure everyone can be part of research and understand it better. Open to all staff, you can register using this link: www.ticketsource.co.uk/barts-health-nhs-trust/t-mokqzjg

Other ICTD24 Events and Activities in May 

There are a variety of events and activities going on throughout May, where you can find out more about the different research taking place in our hospitals.  


What's happening: The Diabetes team are hosting a stand at the Diabetes Centre at Mile End Hospital. Here you can find out more information about the research they are doing, take part in a questionnaire study and sign up to their mailing list for future about research opportunities. 

When: 14th and 23rd May. 

Where: Diabetes Centre, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Rd, London E1 4DG 


What’s happening? Staff from across the Trust will be at the Atrium to raise awareness and talk to you about the work they are doing in different research areas, including renal, emergency care, Kidney UK external charity, stroke/A&E, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), children’s research, and Barts Health Clinical Research Facility (CRF).  

When: 20th May 2024, 10am-3pm. 

Where: The Atrium, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1FR. 


What’s happening: CRN North Thames invite you to the London Sickle Cell Disease Awareness and Research Event to learn more about the condition and research in this area. The online event aims to bring the community together to shed light on the latest advancements in sickle cell research. To find out more and secure your free ticket, please visit their Eventbrite page. 

When: 18th May 2024, 11am-1pm. 

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams. 


What’s happening: Staff from the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) will have a stall at the outpatient’s department waiting area for you to find out more about their work.  

When: 22nd May, 10am-3pm 

Where: OPD waiting area, Whipps Cross Hospital, Whipps Cross Rd, London E11 1NR 

Our research strategy

Our ambitious research strategy aims to build on our existing strengths in areas of research like cardiovascular disease and cancer, and to drive improvements and develop other areas of work like precision medicine. Projects we’re working on include: 

  • increasing research funding and recruitment to clinical trials from our local, diverse populations to ensure our research is representative and will benefit everyone. One way we’re doing this is by collaborating with the Genes & Health programme
  • building on our existing work in specialities such as cancer, trauma, metabolic disease and population health, including women’s health by building on the success of our NIHR Barts Biomedical Research Centre and the Barts Cancer Institute.
  • building our research infrastructure through the development of a clinical research facility at The Royal London Hospital and the development of a life sciences campus at Whitechapel.
  • expanding our research portfolio of early phase clinical trials, supported in part by the NIHR Clinical Research Facility infrastructure programme
  • identifying new opportunities to strengthen reserach in areas such as gestational diabetes and older people’s services
  • ensuring our research influences and helps support the redesign of the services we provide, to drive improvements in patient care and outcomes, like we have achieved in trauma care.

Our partners

We work with other organisations to deliver our research strategy, and to ensure that people and patients have access to as many research opportunities as possible. These include the:

We work very closely with the Joint Research Medical Office (JRMO). If you are a researcher or a member of staff with a question about research, the JMRO are always on hand to help out - either contact them centrally or contact a specific individual

Contact us

Get in touch

Whatever your question, please do get in touch.

Whether you have questions about taking part in research, want to know how you can help shape our research, need to know more about carrying out research or anything else, we're here to help.  

Email the research engagement team 

If you are a researcher or a member of staff with a question about research, please the Joint Management Research Office (JMRO)

Contact the JMRO

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