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Our research - An overview

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Clinical research is crucial to the discovery and development of new drugs, technologies and practices in healthcare in the NHS and, indeed, the world.

We are established in clinical research, and started research activities soon after the Royal Bournemouth Hospital opened on its current site in 1989.

Clinical research is a key focus within the Trust and we strive to turn research findings into new or improved clinical practice for our patients.

Research active therapeutic areas:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Critical Care, Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Haematology (Blood disorders)
  • Neurodegenerative disease (Parkinson’s)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Sexual Health
  • Stroke
  • Vascular surgery

Locally Sponsored Research Studies

Study Title Details
Impact of simulated weight reduction on pain in foot and ankle arthritis

Anti-gravity simulated weight reduction: a pilot study to assess the impact upon pain for foot and ankle arthritis

Disease Area: Orthopaedics

Location: The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

MREC No: 16/WA/0030

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Evaluation of BertieOnline for people with type 1 diabetes

Evaluation of effectiveness of BertieOnline as an education tool for people with type 1 diabetes.

Disease Area: Diabetes

Location: The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

MREC No: 17/YH/0200

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Can you get Sutures Wet?

Can hand surgery patients get their wounds and sutures wet? - A pilot randomised control trial

Disease Area: Orthopaedics

Location: The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

MREC No: 13/SC/0197

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