The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has recruited over 53,000 patients since 2016 into research studies, a 66% increase in research participation since 2016/17. 

In 2018/19 we were ranked as the 4th highest recruiting NHS Trust in the Nation for clinical research.

We have an established reputation as a Centre of Excellence for delivering high quality research and innovation at large scale. We have an enviable track record of working with leading industrial and academic partners to deliver internationally acclaimed research and innovation.  

Did You Know?

  • In 2016 we carried out the first double hand transplant in the UK 
  • We are home to a global centre of excellence for Digital Pathology, scanning up to 250,000 clinical samples per year 
  • Our research active clinicians work across multiple areas of research interest, with particular focus on: Musculoskeletal Disease Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Medical/Surgical technology, Infectious Disease and antimicrobial resistance, Real World Data, Artificial Intelligence and service digitisation. 
  • In 2019 we will open our new Clinical Research Facility. This will give industry and academic partners a unique opportunity to work directly with internationally leading senior NHS clinicians and dedicated highly skilled research delivery staff, in the heart of modern NHS estate with all emergency facilities on site and access to 24-7 senior medical input.  

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COVID-19 Vaccine Research 

NHS researchers are working together to help find a vaccine for COVID-19. To better understand the effectiveness of vaccine candidates and help find a vaccine that works for as many people as soon as possible, researchers are particularly seeking more volunteers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as well as those with underlying health conditions and the over 65s.

To sign up visit the NHS website