The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation

Clinical Trials

In 2018/19 Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT)  supported an incredible 453 research studies and recruited 20,983 people. 

Research studies come in all shapes and sizes, covering a wide range of topics aimed at all different age groups.

To find out about current recruiting Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust research studies, visit the Be Part of Research website and search for Leeds.  

Be part of research





What is Research? 

Research helps us increase our knowledge about human health and wellbeing. This is so we can:

  • Provide life changing treatments
  • Diagnose diseases earlier or more accurately
  • Prevent people from developing conditions
  • Improve health and care for generations to come
  • Ensure everyone has a better quality of life.

Overall, the aim is to find out whether what is being tested is better than what is currently available. This can include therapies, medicines and services.

Although health professionals already know a great deal, there are still so many questions that need answers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The UK's largest health research funder the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has put together a list of FAQs about health research studies. Read the FAQs.

Real Life Stories 

in 2019 Sheila took part in a Cancer trial at Leeds teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, while on the trial she spoke about her experience as part of the 2019 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) #BePartofResearch campaign. 

Sheila's story