Children’s Clinical Research

Research is a priority at Leeds Children’s Hospital, and we aim to allow families the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of quality research, contributing to local, national and international studies

What we do

As one of the largest Children’s Hospitals in the UK, Leeds Children’s Hospital is proud to host a plethora of research activity across our diverse range of clinical services and specialities. Over 1,000 babies, children and young people were recruited to clinical studies in 2017/18, and our ambitious future plans are laid out in our second Leeds Children’s Hospital Research Strategy (2020-2025).

Leeds Children’s Hospital has a thriving 6-bed paediatric Clinical Research Facility (CRF), which is at the heart of our research delivery activity; it is a major focus of attention as part a £600 million investment for a brand new, state of the art home for Leeds Children’s Hospital. 

Children’s research activity is supported by many different multi-disciplinary team members, such as nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and administrators. The views of patients and the public are also key to embedding patient-relevant, high quality clinical research within the hospital.

Many multi-disciplinary team members lead their own academic research, holding various research fellowships and awards, as well as supporting the delivery of large international randomised controlled trials. Leeds Children’s Hospital and clinical research team have excellent links with our surrounding academic partners such as University of Leeds.