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Our Partners

Collaboration and partnership are at the heart of clinical research; as such our Trust works closely with regional, national and international collaborators to deliver high quality research. Over and above individual collaborations between researchers and their academic and industry colleagues, the principal partnerships we currently hold are:


University of York

As a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, University of York, are committed to enhancing their position as one of the world's premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.  As such, they are our largest research partners.  We therefore, collaboratively maximise all opportunities with University of York by aligning them to the University's research strengths, especially those within the Department of Health Sciences. To develop our research portfolio we work closely with the Research Design Services at University of York and the York Trials Unit.


Research Design Service Yorkshire & Humber

Funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), the Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber (RDS YH) is one of ten regional services across England who each give design and methodological support to health, public health and social care researchers who are developing research applications. The RDS aims to increase the volume and quality of successful grant applications to open and peer reviewed funders. Their advisers provide expert advice and support to help develop and design high quality research proposals. Support is confidential and provided free of charge.


York Trials Unit

Works in partnership with colleagues to undertake national, scientifically rigorous, randomised trials of the effectiveness and efficiency of existing or potential health care interventions in health care, education and crime and justice.  The York Trials Unit conducts rigorous trials; provides academic leadership for rigorous trial design; provides support to trials external to the Unit and develops new trial methodologies.


Hull York Medical School

We partner with the Hull York Medical School in providing clinical placements and training for future doctors at Scarborough and York Hospitals and in providing clinical academic posts.


York St John University

As our neighbouring University relationships will be maximised over the coming years to enhance the collaborations between our two institutions.


Coventry University

Coventry University has a campus within Scarborough Hospital and this relationship will be maximised over the coming years to enhance the collaboration between our two institutions.


NIHR Yorkshire & Humber Clinical Research Network (CRN)

The Clinical Research Network provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.  They help researchers to set up clinical studies quickly and effectively; support the life-sciences industry to deliver their research programmes; provide health professionals with research training; and work with patients to ensure their needs are at the very centre of all research activity.  We currently host a generic/cohort team within York and Scarborough Hospitals and so have very close relationships with the CRN that we wish to continue with and grow.


NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Yorkshire and Humber

These were created to help ensure research evidence was used to improve health services.  They have done this by conducting applied research, translating research into healthcare practice, and increasing the capacity of health services to undertake more applied research and translation in the future.  Our hospital is an active partner with CLAHRC; we currently work with them on the Yorkshire Health Study and are developing capacity building initiates such as joint PhD.


Medipex health Care Innovation Hub

Medipex covers Yorkshire & Humber and East Midlands region and it connects the NHS with industry and academia, sharing knowledge of the NHS and commercialisation processes to facilitate the innovation cycle.  They help our Trust identify IP opportunities from its research, to protect out IP interests.


Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) Yorkshire & Humber

There are 15 AHSNs and they were created to improve health and generate economic growth in our region.  They do this by spreading innovation at pace and scale by acting as a catalyst to connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry.  We are currently working with the AHSN around our Calprotectin study to transform health care.


Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG)

We are hoping to increase our interactions over the coming years with our CCGs after a recent invitation for the Head of R&D to site on the Vale of York CCG Research Group.  We also hope to start seeing research being part of our Sustainability and Transformation Plans in the coming years.

1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

York and Scarborough

125 research studies open to recruitment


3882 patients recruited into clinical trials