East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is conducting over seventy clinical research studies, and is committed to improving the quality of care we offer and to making our contribution to wider health improvement.

The Trust currently supports research activity in several clinical fields including:

  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Rheumatology
  • Stroke
  • Surgery and Anaesthetics

This activity is supported by a dedicated Clinical Research department comprising. This team works closely with Principal Investigators (PI’s) research nurses and Allied Health Professionals in conducting research studies.

The team are responsible for ensuring all appropriate checks have been done to ensure quality and provide safeguards to the public.

Operational capability statement

The Department of Health expects NHS organisations to publish an operational capability statement (OCS).

NHS organisations that do so make a clear statement about what they are able to offer as hosts or sponsors of health research. Sponsors and researchers can see and use the information to inform and speed up decisions about where to carry out research.

Through the development of the OCS, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have demonstrated that health research is a core activity within the organisation.

More information

For more information contact:

Liz Still
Research Support Manager

(01323) 417400 Ext: 3880 / 3042