Senior research sister Katy Morton with family participants


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.

Featured study: detecting brain injury faster

Southampton researchers are looking for healthy people to be part of developing a safe, headphone-like tool for quick, painless measurement of pressure on the brain (intracranial pressure or ICP).

For more information visit the study page.

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.

From discovery to clinic 

Hip revision research

Visit our Clinical Research in Southampton website to find out about our work taking discoveries from the laboratory into the clinic with the University of Southampton.