Improving healthcare for the benefit of patients is at the heart of everything we do: Southampton patients have some of the best access to new therapies and technologies in the UK.
Southampton is a major national site for clinical research; these pages provide information on how to get involved as a patient or volunteer, along with guidance for investigators and commercial partners.
The Southampton partnership
Through our partnership with the University of Southampton we are taking discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic.
Visit our Clinical Research in Southampton partnership website to find out more about our leading work in key health areas, driven by dedicated people working in world-class facilities.
Getting involved as a patient or volunteer
Together with our patients and public volunteers we want to find better ways of treating, caring and living healthily; clinical trials and research studies are how we do this.
We have research-active clinicians across our services, and you have a right to access their trials under the NHS constitution.
You can find out more about taking part in trials at Southampton, either as a patient or a research volunteer in our taking part section.
Helping investigators conduct research
Investigators can find information and key contacts for conducting research in our dedicated investigators’ section.