Without the involvement, participation and partnership of our Trust populations and communities, as a Trust, we cannot contribute to nor be involved in research. However there many benefits and rewards in being involved:

  • Support our patients to get access to new treatments, interventions and medicines
  • Contribute to and learn from evidence based practice
  • Career and knowledge development
  • Research is one of our Trust’s strategic quality objectives: “We will engage in a comprehensive programme of research to enable practice to be built on the best available evidence”
  • The CQC now includes key research related questions in its inspection framework for the trust-wide well-led key question
  • Contribute to the future of the NHS

There are a variety of ways in which staff can become involved in research, and support and advice can be provided at every step. Scroll down for examples of how you can get involved, including links to more information, as well as information on our Research Clinic. If you would like an informal chat about getting involved, please contact the research department at research@mpft.nhs.uk

Research Clinic

Do you have a research idea? If you are thinking of undertaking your own research project – as part of an academic course or for career development, we can help. We can provide support in:

  • converting an idea into research
  • writing research proposals
  • analysing data
  • publishing research

To make an appointment to talk to us, please contact us at research@mpft.nhs.uk. If you can include a brief summary of your idea or queries, it will help us to link you with the most appropriate person in the department.