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Research and Development

Research & Development is a process which takes ideas and makes them into reality.


Clinical research in the NHS involves comparing standard treatments with new medicines with patients who agree to take part in research. 

This means health professionals and researchers work together and make sure patients are involved in finding the best treatments. Involvement means that people who use services are active partners in the research process rather than the subjects of research.

Research is important because it is an integral part of the NHS and is enshrined in the NHS Constitution (March 2012) as part of its “commitment to innovation and to the promotion and conduct of research to improve the current and future health and care of the population.”

Croydon Health Services has a broad spectrum of studies, ranging from cancer related studies to cardiology, paediatrics which includes from pregnancy to small children. 

The Research and Development (R&D) team is based at Croydon University Hospital. 

If you are interested in taking part in research and improving your quality of life through available treatments and services, then please contact your Consultant or the Research Department ( who will be willing to answer your questions. 

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