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Research and Development (R&D)

Welcome to Research and Development (R&D) at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. Our mission is simple, to provide easy to access, high quality research opportunities to the patients and public who use our health services. We believe that all patients have the right to take part in clinical research, and that involvement in high-quality research should be a care option available to all our patients. Our Trust has a proud and growing reputation as a centre of research excellence and boasts the only dedicated clinical research centre in Essex; the ‘Helen Rollason Research Centre’.

We deliver cutting edge research which shapes new models of healthcare to improve patient safety and care. We research into a variety of health conditions ranging from asthma to renal problems. Our research can be investigating the use of the latest medicines and medical devices, whereas other studies could be looking at the prevention of health problems by collecting questionnaires or blood samples.

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OSCA 2017 Winners Revealed 

Well done to the winners of this years Mid Essex Hospitals' Services OSCA Staff Awards.This year a new award was introduced for Research and Innovation, which was kindly sponsored by Health Enterprise East (HEE). Two awards were up for grabs, one for an individual and the other for a team, the winners are as follows:

  • Gracy Kumar, Renal Nurse
  • St. Andrews Burns & Plastics, Research & Development Team.


Well done to everyone who were nominated for this award - you are all winners!


International Clinical Trials Day 

The Trust celebrated International Clinical Trials Day on Friday 19th May with an information stand in the atrium with food, patient representatives and reps from ARU & CRN.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped on the day, it was a great success! 


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Mid Essex NHS Trust Clinical Research Film - Please click the linked title on the left to view the video.