Patients & Public

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is used to study and improve various different aspects of healthcare not just tests with new medications. The results from clinical research trials are used to determine the best clinical practice for improving patients’ health and keeping them safe

Here are some examples of different types of clinical research;

Clinical research is a part of the everyday healthcare happening at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH). Opportunities to participate in clinical trials are made available to all patients wherever possible.

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