Taking part in clinical trials or research

Clinical research provides the only reliable evidence for safe, effective healthcare and is increasingly becoming a central part of all our care and services.

Without patient and public volunteers the research can't happen; better health for all depends on everyone’s involvement. Our getting involved pages provide key contacts and information for taking part and informing our clinical research.

How clinical research and trials work

Southampton is a leading centre for clinical research, from studies involving otherwise healthy volunteers to trials introducing the  latest treatment options as part of clinical care.

More information on what’s involved can be found on our dedicated how clinical trials work pages.

Information and contacts for taking part

Find information about current trials and key contacts for taking part, whether as a volunteer or as a part of care for your condition. 

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.

Our assurance

With research embedded into the fabric and work of the hospital, patients can be confident of the same excellent standards of care and safety they expect across our services when participating in a trial.

Find out more about our standards and safeguards for research here.