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Research and Innovation

The research and innovation office provides support in all aspects of the research process, including preparing ethics applications, research funding information, assistance with research bids and advice regarding intellectual property issues. All research involving patients is reviewed and approved by a research ethics committee before conducted locally.

Research involving NHS patients, staff, premises, resources or records must have the formal approval of:

  1. The Health Research Authority which now includes Research Ethics Committee and
  2. Trust assurance to confirm capacity and capability
  3. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) (for studies involving drugs and/or devices only)

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I am Research

"I Am Research" gives patients, the public and health and social care research professionals a chance to shout about how fantastic research is. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it has on people's lives.






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Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research is a national service where you can register your interest in vital dementia studies. It’s the first step in finding the most appropriate research for you to take part in.

It helps people with dementia, their carers, or anyone interested in dementia research to be matched to studies. Signing up could make a real difference to you and others.


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Why Research

"Research plays a vital role in the Trust, driving formal evaluation of medicines, procedures and practice to improve services and."

The R&I Office

The Research and innovation team are here to support you with your research project.

The R&I team:

Director of ResearchMr Matthew Tutton
Head of R&IMr Ayres Caldeira
Cancer Trials ManagerVacant
Research Trials Nurse ManagerDebbie Campbell

Where to find us:

Research & Innovation Department
Villa 3
Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road, Colchester
Essex, CO4 5JL

Contact us via:
Tel: 01206 744242
Fax: 01206 745242

Oncology Clinical Trials Office: 01206 745355 (The Old Boiler House, Colchester General Hospital.)

Research Trials Office: 01206 746229 (Villa 5, Ground Floor)

Please contact the R&I office for all aspects of the research process and enquiries including;