More trials at Portsmouth hospital trust

Toby Meredith (Media Porduction Manager, University of Portsmouth), Liz Hawes (Research Nurse, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust), and Simon Toh (Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust)

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THE number of people putting themselves forward for clinical research has increased in the Portsmouth area.

The work is done in the NHS to accumulate evidence of which treatments can be improved for patients.

A new league table published by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (Nice), shows Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) saw an increase in the number of studies.

PHT, which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, saw a rise from 126 in 2011/12, to 137 in 2012/13.

Dr Jonathan Sheffield, chief executive of Nice, said: ‘I would like to congratulate the trust in Portsmouth for increasing the number of studies they do locally, and helping to bring research opportunities to patients.’