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Research at Barts Health

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

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

Research at Barts Health blogs

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First new treatment for deadly cancer in 15 years

Barts Health researchers have developed the first new treatment for mesothelioma in 15 years.…

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Cancer crusader Tom makes global influencer list

A Barts Health doctor whose research has helped to double the life expectancy of people with severe bladder cancer has been included in a list of the most influential scientists of 2023.…

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Our leadership in NHS research recognised in new regional role

Barts Health is to become the centre of a new regional network for the whole of north London.…

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Barts Health patient is 10th person to take part in pioneering clinical trial

A participant in the Genes & Health study, run by Barts Health NHS Trust is among the first  people in the world to test a new treatment for managing high-cholesterol.…

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Newham Hospital taking part in group B Strep trial

Newham Hospital’s maternity unit is taking part in a trial that aims to improve routine testing for group B Strep (GBS) during pregnancy. …

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