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Research and innovation

Poole Hospital is committed to research, development and innovation.

We strive to provide evidence-based care of the highest standard possible, which is why we’re committed to participating in clinical research.


Find out about our role in a major new worldwide clinical trial into a novel cancer drug, and what patient Steve Lewis told BBC South Today about his involvement, here.

Patient Steve Lewis and Edward Sault BBC South


Clinical trials offer the best way to compare different approaches to preventing and treating illness and health problems. Health professionals, and patients, need the evidence from trials to know which treatments work best.

According to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), more than half a million NHS patients chose to take part in nearly 3,000 clinical research studies last year.  And at Poole, we were involved in over 150 clinical research studies during 2014/15.

Thanks to those patients, the NHS is learning more all the time about how to deal with a whole range of medical conditions - and make some real breakthroughs that will improve thousands of lives.

The 'OK to ask' campaignOK To Ask logo

The 'OK to ask’ campaign  is a national campaign which Poole Hospital is involved in. It is designed to ensure patients have the information and confidence to bring up clinical research with their care teams. Although all research trials have specific conditions for entering, if you are interested in taking part in research please make your care team aware.

More information

For more information about how to get involved in clinical trials at Poole Hospital, contact our Health Information Centre:

Health Information Centre

Who's involved?

To find out more about the departments currently involved in clinical research, click here:

Areas of clinical research

Our research performance

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