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Welcome to the North West London Research Hub

The Department of Research and Development plays a central and strategic role in research across North London. At the centre of this has been fostering a culture in which research and innovation are encouraged and embedded in routine clinical practice. The researchers and clinicians are encouraged to lead and sustain improvement in the quality of patient care through research findings.

In 2006, the DH introduced the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to improve clinical research in the U.K. The introduction of this new national strategy instigated the purpose of our initiative, which was to ensure a sustainable “World Class Environment” on-site for investigators to undertake high quality clinical research, in line with clinical services. This has enabled us to improve the research culture within the Trust by creating world class support for our investigators.

Our five year strategic plan (2006-2011), has culminated in the creation of the North West London Research Hub, which includes the host site for the London (North West) Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) and National Research Ethics Service (NRES), and supportive site for Collaboration for Leadership and Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), Primary Care Research, Patient Representatives, Trust R&D Pharmacy Unit and support for Intellectual Property.

This is a “one-stop-shop” facility to help ‘new and experienced researchers’ with their research endeavours. It is with this guidance, support and infrastructure that innovative ideas, novel therapies and evidence-based redesign of services now occur, improving patient care and experience as the result of the step-change in research culture at our Trust.


Our mission statement

Our mission is to promote world class research within NWLH NHS Trust that addresses the health and wellbeing of its local population and beyond. We will endeavour to provide an advanced level of healthcare that is based upon sound collaborations and the latest scientific developments for the benefit of the community.