Research and development

The Trust has an in-house research and development (R&D) department that manages, facilitates and governs all research to ensure it reflects services and the geographical area the Trust serves.

Research participation is valuable to the success of any research study, without this, the study couldn’t be conducted and we wouldn’t learn better ways of doing things or find new treatments.

The R&D department is a single point of contact for all Trust research related enquiries. Support is available to staff, patients/service users and carers who would like to become more involved in research as well as those who are established researchers. Advice and information is available on NHS research approval, ethics, the research passport, letters of access, training and funding opportunities, patient/service user and carer involvement in research and dissemination.

The latest information on coronavirus and covid-19 research:

Join Dementia research

What happens when you register?
When you sign up to Join Dementia Research, the information you provide is used to match you to studies that you may be able to take part in, both online, nationally and in your local area. The service connects registered volunteers with dementia researchers across the UK who are looking for people to join their studies.

You can review your study matches once you register and then it’s your decision whether to take part. Taking part means you will make a real difference to the future of dementia care, diagnosis and treatment.


Follow us for updates on our Twitter – @ResearchSwyt

Page last updated on: