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For patients

Why do we do research?

Research is essential to find out which treatments work better for you - our patients. It also plays an important role in discovering new treatments and making sure that we use existing treatments in the best possible ways.

Research answers vital questions but it can also find answers. By filling gaps in our current knowledge and changing the way that we all work, research paves the way for the future of healthcare. The Royal Berkshire has and will continue to play a vital role in improving

We provide outstanding care for our patients through our commitment to research

On the 7th January 2020, Royal Berkshire Hospital was rated as a good hospital by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our Chief Executive, Steve McManus, has been recognised as one of the top 50 NHS Trust CEO's in the country by the Health Services Journal.

Read about our patient research experiences in the NIHR patient survey here.

How can you get involved?

  • It's ok to ask
    Ask your doctor or nurse about clinical research! Talk to you doctor or healthcare professional about possible research projects that you may be able to take part in. 

  • Join a Research Ethics Committee (REC), where they ethically review potential studies


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