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    Within this page you will find details of any news, upcoming events and press releases regarding research within Lancashire Care and the training available to both staff and service users.  



    Be on the TEAM - TEenagers Against Meningitis:  Lacashire Care R&D Department is working with colleges across the North West to vaccinate Year 12 students with Meningitis B vaccine.  The researchers are hoping to discover whether vaccination at age 16 will reduce the number of cases by reducing MenB carriage in teenagers.  The colleges working in partnership with us are Accrington and Rossendale, Burnley, Nelson and Colne and Cardinal Newman - for more information contact the Research Department.  


    The Lancashire Care R&D Department were shortlisted for three categories at the 2017 North West Coast Research & Innovation Awards.  We were delighted to have been nominated in the categories for Research site/team of the year, Best Research Collaboration and Research Role Model of the year.  We were then thrilled to hear on the night that our very own Professor Nusrat Husain was awarded as the winner for the Role Model of the Year category.  This came as no real surprise to us based on the extensive and valued Research he has long continued to provide in the field of cross cultural Mental Health Care with an emphasis on South Asian women with post-natal depression. 

    To read more about the great work that Professor Husain is doing, you can click here. 



    We are very proud to say that passion for Research is high on the agenda of our team and in particular, Katie Sinnott and Kerry Ward have decided to make a project of promoting Research as part of the NIHR Leadership Training course they are undertaking.  Both Katie and Kerry are experienced Clinical Research Nurses, specialising in background in Mental Health and Dementia.  They have developed the campaign locally known as 'Get the Research Bug' and will be sharing this nationally via the NIHR with the aim of promoting Research nationally.





    The NHS is 70!!  The Lancashire Clinical Research Facility will join NHS organisations across the UK in celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS by holding an open day at the centre.  Lots of information and activities open to all form 10 am to 3pm.  For more information contact the LCRF directly on 01772 522031.


    Trust Research Team Top Performer!

    The dedicated work of the Lancashire Care Research team has been acknowledged in the recently published results of the National Institute for Health Research League Tables for 2017/18.  The Trust’s team was number two in the national League table for Care Trusts in volume of research, beating Care Trusts from London, Birmingham and Leeds. (see table below and NIHR link)

    In order to achieve such outstanding level of work, the team is involved with a broad spectrum of trials across all the Networks – including Mental Health, Rheumatology, Learning Disabilities, Sexual Health and Secure Services. Research isn’t always a science fiction type scenario - recruits may simply need to fill in a questionnaire online.  

    The Trust is also involved in some cutting edge studies – there are several Alzheimer’s trials under way at this time, with our patients having the opportunity to receive treatments that are not available within the NHS. And, following the results of a recent study, changes in practice to support people with learning disabilities who have experienced severe depression are under way.

    There are always opportunities for staff who are keen to expand their knowledge and experience in research and the department is keen to expand their portfolio.   If you would like to be involved in Research with the Trust, please contact the Research Office on 01772 773498 for more information.



    OK to ask campaign - The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) aim to raise awareness amongst the public and the NHS about research trials, whether they are clinical drug trials or interventional research. 

    In 2015 the NIHR launched a specific campaign called ‘ok to ask’ which aims to encourage service users and the public to approach medical staff and ask them about research opportunities, have questions answered and find out about their local research departments where more advice can be given.

    Further details can be found on their website.




    The following training is available to researchers. Please contact us at or Tel: 01772 773498 if you need more information.