Aims of research and development
The R&D department has seven aims which will drive research activity, improve recruitment and bring more research funding over the next five years which are:
To develop and sustain a vibrant Trust research culture to inform and improve clinical practice, embedding R&D as a core business of the Trust
To focus on high quality research activity in key important areas that meet local community needs. This will build multi-disciplinary research expertise, experience and reputation that is nationally competitive.
Increasing staff awareness and participation in R&D activity through recognition of staff research time within existing roles and R&D engagement with staff.
Strengthening existing collaborations with Higher Education Institutions (HEI), NHS and Social Care organisations, West Yorkshire Comprehensive Local Research Network (WYCLRN) and commercial sponsors. Develop new partnerships with a organizations across Barnsley andSheffield, including NHS, Social Care, HEI, South Yorkshire CLRN and new Topic Specific Research Networks (TSRN)
- Patient/service user and carer involvement
Promote patient/service user and carer (SU&C) involvement is all stages of the research process through Direct Impact research advisory group and SU&C approval panel. This promotes more ethically sound research that is focused on the needs of SU&C.
- Management and governance
Provide research governance review and approval processes for NHS permission of all Trust research in line with relevant legislation, policy and guidance
Develop R&D capacity across the Trust by increasing the number of: research active staff, funding bids, training opportunities, research projects, and participants recruited to studies.
Further details can be found in the R&D strategy (DOC).