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Welcome to the Research and Development department (R&D)

Our R&D department provides vital support and information to new and experienced researchers.

We have a great track record in delivering nationally and internationally prominent research underpinned by robust research management and governance processes, and a strong commitment to service quality.

This is strengthened by our membership of the South London and South East (SLSE) hub of the Mental Health Research Network and London (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network. Our programme of research operates jointly with St George's, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London to form a single higher education institution.

We have started a number of measures to create investment in and development through our commitment to training.These include development and internal restructuring to form multiple cross-cutting research themes.

Trust reporting performance in initiating and delivering clinical research

The Government wants better initiation and delivery of clinical research by NHS service providers.  This is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research, and the nation's attractiveness as a host for international research. Part of this process includes the reporting of local benchmarks for the Trust.

We submit quarterly reports to the DH (Department of Health) on our performance. These can be found on our publications page

Operational Capability Statement

The R&D Operational Capability Statement (RDOCS) is part of an operational framework implemented by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which supports R and D offices in research management and governance. It gives an overview of our organisational capabilities.

While the department is primarily responsible for maintaining the Statement, it is frequently review by the Trust Board and is available to anyone who needs it.

Contact us

To find out more about our research see the RDOCS or contact us by e-mail,  telephone: 020 3513 6420 or fax: 020 3513 6781.

We can advise on issues such as:

  • Applying for R&D approval;
  • Methodological advice in qualitative and/or quantitative research and statistical analysis;
  • Service user involvement
  • Applying for a Research Passport or Letter of Access