Clinical research enables healthcare to develop and test new treatments to ensure we are delivering the best quality care to people who use our services.
Health and social care research seeks to find answers to questions about the best options available – whether that’s looking at new drugs and treatments or comparing current standard care with an alternative.
Research helps to:
- diagnose diseases earlier or more accurately
- provide life-changing treatments
- prevent people from developing conditions
- improve health and care for generations to come
- ensure everyone has a better quality of life
It is our aim to develop as a research active organisation so that we will be able to offer the opportunity to participate in research to all. To date we have experience in offering studies in dementia, mental health, learning disabilities, podiatry, pressure care, elderly and neuro rehabilitation (stroke, MS). We are continuing to expand and plan to offer research opportunities across all services that Livewell offers.
We run high quality studies which have been adopted by the NIHR (National Institute of Health & Care Research). This means they meet the current National Health and Social Care priorities and offer benefits to patients and the NHS. They also have ethical and Health Research Authority approval ensuring the safety for all participants.
Meet the Team
The research team have recently expanded so we will have capacity to take on new studies. Our new team has a wealth of experience and knowledge to help us spread research into more of our service areas and to promote a general awareness of research in the community.
We are currently carrying out studies in the following areas:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Mental Health
- Learning Disabilities
- Tissue Viability
Please see information about our current studies via the link at the top of this page but do contact your local research team at Livewell Southwest if you have any queries. [email protected] tel: 01752 434498.