Shining a spotlight on research at NNUH
A new campaign has been launched to highlight groundbreaking research at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).
Stars of Research aims to shine a spotlight on the many projects at the hospital that are looking to find new treatments and advances in patient care.
There are currently more than 300 research projects at NNUH covering many areas of medicine and more than 3,500 patients took part in clinical trials at the Trust last year.
Many of the research projects at the hospital involve partners from the University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park and the National Institute for Health Research.
Erika Denton, NNUH Medical Director, said: “There is a strong commitment and serious ambition for research at NNUH and we are enhancing research capability and support at the hospital.
“The hospital ensures that all the research it undertakes addresses an unmet medical need and has the potential, if successful, to change practice and improve the care of patients at NNUH, in the wider NHS and potentially worldwide.”
The NNUH focuses particularly on research excellence in chronic diseases around oncology, gastroenterology, diabetes and muscular skeletal conditions, paediatrics, older peoples’ medicine and platform technologies relating to radiology and advanced imaging, and microbiology.
Almost a quarter of all research projects at NNUH are dedicated to helping cancer patients and nearly 10 per cent are looking into the healthcare of babies, children and young people.
Stars of Research will focus on a different research study every month and will be shared on the Trust’s social media and website using #StarsofResearch hashtag.
For more information about research at NNUH, visit http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/research-and-innovation/research-studies/