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News, Events & Training

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.  




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 Lancashire Clinical Research Facility (CRF) opening event to be confirmed shortly.

International Clinical Trials Day - taking place nationally on the 20th May with an aim to promote the benefits of Clinical Research. 

Last year the NIHR Lancashire Clinical Research Facility opened, in partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancaster University.  As part of raising awareness of research within the region and how our patients benefit, we have decided to set ourselves the challenge of cycling the distance between all the other clinical research facilities in the North of England using a series of static bikes.  This will be approximately 400 miles. If we make the distance we might head down towards Birmingham and see how far we get!  We hope to encourage staff from both Trusts and research collaborators from all our local universities along to have a go.

We will be raising money for the Rosemere 20 Year’s Anniversary appeal. Last year Rosemere patients were involved in 25 clinical trials but the quest to find tomorrow’s medicines today is the Holy Grail and the Rosemere is determined to play a leading role. A mark of Rosemere’s ambition is the fact it has chosen as a 20 Year’s Anniversary Appeal project to have a specialist cancer trials manager and the addition of an on-site pharmacy and path lab for blood and tissue testing in a research facility that opened last year.  

Our JustGiving page can be found at:  

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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.