Neonatal Research

Our neonatal unit is committed to clinical research and has an active research programme. We believe that we must do research to help the babies and their families. As doctors and nurses caring for these babies, we are continually involved in research because we want to learn how we and others can improve the way we care for babies and increase their chances of healthy survival.

Our NICU opened and recruited to 9 research studies.These will lead to the development of new medication, devices and treatment options for neonates and their families in the future. We employed 5 new research nurses, making a team of 6, to support the efficient delivery of these studies, alongside Professor Paul Clarke and his research medical team.

In October 2022, our Trust was awarded the prestigious status of NIHR Clinical Research Facility. Our NICU is an integral part of this facility, the award will enable us to better support Early Phase Studies in Neonates and develop in-house neonatal research projects with the Quadram Institute, Norwich Research Park and the UEA.