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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.


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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.

We were involved in over 85 clinical research studies during 2017/18, with 1,973 patients choosing to take part in clinical research at Poole.

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.

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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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