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Research at BCPFT

Why should we be doing research in the first place?

Research is essential to find out what treatments work best for patients, and to ultimately improve service delivery and care. Without it we wouldn’t know if we were providing the best care that we could for patients. Research also helps us to understand conditions better.

What does the Research and Innovation department do?

The R&I department is here to assist and support the Trust in running high quality applied research. The department is here to also develop research capacity of the Trust, so we can take on more commercial studies, as well as support and develop Trust staff in regards to research skills.

Our Vision

Our vision is to embed research into everyday clinical work and to give every patient the opportunity to take part in research.

Supporting Research at BCPFT

BCPFT is committed to supporting and adopting clinical research trials across the Trust.  Please see the current clinical trials that have been active in 2017/18.


REC Number: RI help popup 16/NW/0888 IRAS Number: RI help popup 213646
Name of Clinical Trial:  everyBody Plus - Using internet-based self-help to bridge waiting time for face-to-face outpatient treatment for bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED)
Date Site Invited: 27/11/2017 Date Site Selected: 11/12/2017
Date HRA Permission Granted: RI help popup 02/02/2017 Date Site Confirmed by Sponsor: 12/02/2018
Date Site Confirmed: 12/02/2018 Date site is ready to start: 12/02/2018
Date of recruitment of first patient: 05/04/2018  
Benchmark achieved? No Reason for not doing so: Sponsor Delay
REC Number: RI help popup 16/NW/0566 IRAS Number: RI help popup 209226
Name of Trial:  Prospective non-interventional study of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease and their caregivers in four European countries.
Whether a target number of patients was agreed: Number agreed Minimum number of patients agreed to be recruited: 15
Maximum number of patients agreed to be recruited: 15 Whether a target date to recruite patients was agreed:  Date agreed
Date agreed to recruit target number of patients: 31/12/2017   
Total number of patients recruited at target date: 15 Total number of study participants recuited: 15
Date trial closed to recuitment: 31/12/2017 Reason for closure of trial: Recruitment finished