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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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Clinical Trials Day

Every year on May 20, hospitals and universities around the world celebrate International Clinical Trials Day. This marks the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury. This year, the Broomfield research team celebrated the occasion with a three day event in the main atrium, highlighting the numerous research activities and achievements by the many members of staff across Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. 

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