Research and innovation
Poole Hospital is committed to research, development and
We strive to provide evidence-based care of the highest standard
possible, which is why we’re committed to participating in clinical
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.
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
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
The 'OK to ask' campaign
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.