Our research is carried out by staff employed by CWP, university staff and students, and pharmaceutical companies and is conducted to ensure that our core purpose, values and objectives are being achieved.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to be involved in helping to contribute to the design of future studies, or with reviewing planned research studies, please get in touch.
We would be particularly interested in finding out more about how research is viewed from the perspective of residents, clients, carers and patients.
Please contact the Research Department on 0151 488 7311 or cwp.
We are always keen to support high quality research and strive to support local and national researchers. For National Institute for Health Research studies, we work closely with the Clinical Research Network.
Research governance is a process set upby the Department of Health, and all NHS research must accord with these requirements. All proposed research projects that are planned to be carried out in the area are reviewed and approved by the clinical director or equivalent before they can commence.
Ethical approval may also be required from an NHS ethics committee or university.
There are a series of documents that are required to be sent to the Trust, to ensure that the study has all the necessary approvals from universities and ethics committees as appropriate. A summary of the study is made by the research office so that the relevant Trust director is able to consider any risks and other issues.
Approval is given to these studies on the understanding that regular updates on progress, and assurances of concordance with good research practice will be supplied to the Trust’s research office.
Performance in Initiating and Developing Research (PID)
As part of our contractual arrangements with the Department of Health, the Trust is obliged to publish its Performance on Initiating (PI) for all interventional research and its Performance on Delivery (PD) of research for all commercial interventional studies that were open at the Trust within in last 12 months.
This link provides data on Performance in Initiating Clinical Research and Performance in Delivering Clinical Research at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.