Clinical Research Innovation Office

NHS Teaching hospitals and the University of Sheffield collaborate with the goal of improving patient care through research and trials.



The Clinical Research and Innovation Office is a partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the most prevalent and successful NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, and the University of Sheffield, a world renowned university endeavouring to solve the world's biggest problems through education.

The aim of the partnership is to use the University of Sheffield's research services to make sure studies get set up with speed, efficiency and all the support that researchers need going ahead. After the streamlined process, these clinical trials can then take place in NHS teaching hospitals.

The collaboration boasts these figures:

  • 14,484 patients participated in clinical trials at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals through 2017-2018.

  • Around 900 studies currently going on throughout Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

  • 700+ staff members actively participating in research.

  • 18 Public involvement panels who ensure that research stays patient focused.

They also offer many ways for the public and patients to get involved, including but not limited to:

  • Commenting on already existing research material and making their own.

  • Handing out questionnaires for the public to answer & encouraging the public to give blood samples to aid research.

  • Sharing research findings at events and public talks.


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