As part of your normal hospital care you may be invited to take part in one of the many research studies currently being undertaken at the Trust.

What is clinical research?

Clinical research helps us understand how to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. This could be a drug trial, a screening study, a questionnaire or a combination of these and your participation is entirely voluntary.

Why is clinical research important?

The primary aims are to;

  • Provide best evidence, treatment and advice for patients.

  • Increase understanding about the human mind and body in health and disease to support effective prevention and protection to the public.

  • Share knowledge and learning.

  • Improve patient care.

  • Offer treatment choice and additional benefits.

Do I have to take part?

It is entirely up to you whether or not to take part and your care will not be affected if you decide not to take part.

How can I find out more information?

If you would like to know more about getting involved in any clinical research in our area, please contact the Research team who are based at Leighton Hospital, MCHFT Research & Development, Middlewich Road, Crewe CW1 4QJ.

Please contact the relevant team

Research & Development Team

Ms Charis Emmett - Research Manager  01270 278095

Emergency Care Research Team

Mrs Claire Gabriel, Medicine and Emergency Care Team Lead  01270 612163

Surgery and Cancer Research Team

Miss Annabel Tomlinson, Surgery and Cancer Team Lead 
01270 273486

Women's Health & Midwifery Research Team

Mrs Janet Brown - Women & Children Team Lead 01270 273745

Mrs Caroline Dixon - Women & Children Team Lead 01270 273745

Paediatric Research Team

Miss Jo Tomlinson - Paediatric Research Nurse  01270 612123


Miss Katrina Humphreys - Advanced Clinical Vestibular Specialist Physiotherapist  01270 278614