The Research & Development Department are proud to support important clinical research throughout the majority of the Trust's clinical directorates and at our hospital and community sites throughout the North Yorkshire region.
We are currently research active in the following clinical areas, though we welcome and support approaches from any research discipline. Please follow the contacts below for further information on research in each area.
If you are interested in conducting research in an area not listed below please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Anaesthetics & ICU - Email: Periopicu.email@example.com Tel: 01904 72 1828
Cancer - Email: Cancerresearchteam@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01904 72 6488
Cardiology - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01904 72 5878
Dermatology - Email: Sarah.email@example.com Tel: 01904 72 5125
Diabetes - Email: Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01904 72 5121
Gastroenterology & Hepatology - Email: email@example.com Tel: 01904 72 1828
Generic Research Team - support various areas - Email: Andy.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01904 72 1957
Haematology - Email: Cancerresearchteam@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01904 72 6488
Neurology - Email: email@example.com Tel: 01904 72 6294
Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Email: Holly.firstname.lastname@example.org or Samantha.email@example.com Tel:
01904 72 1982
Ophthalmology - Email: Ophthalmologyresoff@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01904 72 5206
Orthopaedics - Email: Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01904 72 5121
Paediatrics - Email: Paediatric.email@example.com Tel: 01904 72 6488
Renal - Email: Siobhan.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Tel: 01904 72 5917
Rheumatology - Email: Rheumatology.Research@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01904 72 6295
Stroke - Email: StrokeResearch2@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01904 72 5487
Cancer - Email: OncologyandHaematology.ResearchMailbox@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01723 23 6197
Generic Research Team - support various areas - Email: Rosie.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01723 34 2384
Haematology - Email: OncologyandHaematology.ResearchMailbox@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01723 23 6197
Paediatrics - Email: Emma.email@example.com Tel: 01723 23 2384
Stroke - Email: StrokeResearch2@york.nhs.uk Tel: 01723 23 6199
Orthopaedics - Email: Simon.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01904 72 6168
YorSexualHealth Clinics (Malton, Scarborough, Selby & York)
Sexual Health & Communicable Diseases - Email: Richard.email@example.com Tel: 01904 72 5121
Generic Research Team
Andy Gibson Senior Research Nurse firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Bratten Senior Community Research Nurse Carla.email@example.com
Rebecca Tait Research Nurse Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Gordon Research Nurse email@example.com
Laura Howe Clinical Trials Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
John Whitwell Clinical Trials Assistant email@example.com
The Generic Research Team facilitates studies and support clinical staff within many speciality areas both within the hospital and out in the community.
Hospital based studies
Within the hospital, our portfolio is extremely diverse and we work closely with a number of speciality departments. Some of our studies involve us working with teams well established in research. However we are also passionate about getting other departments and allied health professionals not usually involved in research to take part.
Recent studies conducted with the Trust have included; using non-invasive cardiac output monitoring in an attempt to reduce post-operative complications in hip fracture patients; evaluating the efficacy of a combined drug programme in men with overactive bladder symptoms as well as evaluating the effectiveness of a biological mesh in reducing hernia incidence in patients undergoing stoma closure. We have a very varied portfolio across a very wide range of specialities.
Community based studies
Our research nurses also run trials out in the community. They are responsible for engaging and training both GP's and research nurses at site so that studies can be run on a large scale in primary care. One example, the HEAT study involved recruiting 6,600 patients nationally. This study aimed to test whether a one week course of antibiotics used to eradicate Helicobacter pylori in patients using aspirin would reduce the incidence of peptic ulcer bleeding.
As well as studies run in GP surgeries we engage with many different organisations. ENRICH, a large national project coordinated in Yorkshire and Humber by our research nurse Sally Gordon, is dedicated to breaking down barriers to carrying out research in care homes - a very important demographic which is often missed by researchers.