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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 have been shortlisted for three categories at the 2017 North West Coast Research & Innovation Awards.  We are delighted to have been selected to represent in the categories for Research site/team of the year, Best Research Collaboration and Research Role Model of the year.

The department are also thrilled to have been shortlisted for the internal Trust Awards 2017 and look forward to celebrating with other shortlisted nominees at the upcoming awards in March. 


Lancashire Care Trust in partnership with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and Lancaster Univerisity, ar eproud to announce that the joint Clinical Research Facility (CRF) based at Royal Preston Hospital has been awarded National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CRF status which demonstrates the quality of the Research and care provided at the facility as endorsed by such a prestigous body.  The facility is planning an open day for service users, staff and visitors with details to be circulated shortly. 



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

Research Events Bulletin - The North West Mental Health Research & Development Alliance have provided a list of workshops and courses designed at supporting research & evidence based practice for anyone with an interest in research.

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.