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Diabetes Research

With Diabetes becoming one of the fastest growing conditions in the country York Hospital are proud to offer important clinical research in this growing and developing area.  Diabetes research focuses on improving the care and treatments for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes patients as well as looking into methods of prevention and early detection of the disease.

York Hospital hosts a specialist Diabetes Research Nurse who works in the hospital's excellent Diabetes Centre which offers diabetes care to one of the largest diabetic populations in the country.

The research team work in close collaboration with teams such as obstetrics and paediatrics to deliver research across the wider hospital environment.

The team also work closely with the Trust's exceptional Community Diabetes team to provide patient in the wider North Yorkshire community the opportunity to be involved in important clinical research.

Key areas of interest: insulin treatment, early detection, gestational diabetes, sleep deprivation, podiatry, paediatrics

Key Contacts

The Research Delivery Facilitator for Diabetes is Richard Furnival; if you are interested in conducting research in this area please contact

The Senior Research Nurse who looks after this area is Laura Griifths, please contact

York Diabetes Research Team

Diabetes Centre, Junction 3, York Hospital

Tel: 01904 725788

1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

York and Scarborough

100 research studies open to recruitment


4760 patients recruited into clinical trials