Research has the power to change lives and the future of how we work. At Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft) we believe that research drives innovation and promotes clinical excellence.

Our aim is for high quality research to be embedded in all aspects of our clinical service delivery.

What we do

Our Research and Development team work to encourage staff across our Trust to take part in research activity. We do this by:

· Encouraging research participation across our local communities in Lancashire and South Cumbria

· Helping our colleagues to develop their research ideas and research skills and experience (e.g. supporting Good Clinical Practice)

· Providing advice and support with grant applications and funding opportunities

· Working closely with key partners, such as Higher Education Institutes and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (as a part of the North West Coast region)

· Facilitating links between local and national research partners

· Promoting research activity across our Trust

We conduct a number of different types of studies, including: clinical trials, observational studies. 

We have five research themes which consist of:

  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disabilities and Autism
  • Public health 

To find out more or to get involved, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

Our research is only possible because of people who are willing to take part! Participating in research helps us to provide better care and treatments for people and supports us in improving the health and wellbeing of our local population.

If you are a member of the public that is interesting in participating in one of our research studies, please contact us so we can advise you.

If you are a healthcare professional or a member of staff at the Trust, you can contact us or visit the Research and Development intranet pages to find out more.