The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Research at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RESEARCH AND COVID-19.

If you are a patient involved in a research study, please contact the research team that is managing your care directly.

If you are a researcher please see the guidance sent out internally.

Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing high levels of staff absence due to unexpected sickness. During this period we will be running a reduced service and will be unable to respond to enquiries immediately.

We will deal with your query/R&I project submission on a priority basis

If your query relates to progress of a recent submission we will contact you as soon as possible when normal service is resumed.

We are grateful for your patience.

 

 

Research At Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


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.