Surrey Health Partners (SHP) - was launched in September 2013 between the University of Surrey, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We joined as a partner and Royal Holloway, University of London joined as an Affiliate in February 2014. In early 2015, Surrey Health Partners welcomed Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as members.

NIHR local.jpgKent, Surrey & Sussex Clinical Research Network - is hosted by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout Kent, Surrey & Sussex. The network helps to increase the opportunities for people who use services to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s strategy for UK life sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research.

NIHR.jpgNational Institute for Health Research - supports research from bench to bedside for the benefit of people using services and the economy. It works with patients and the public to shape the research agenda, finding new ways of preventing, identifying and treating ill health, evaluating the effectiveness and impact of new healthcare treatments, and ensures that the best possible evidence is available to inform decisions about health and social care.
The NIHR attracts investment into the UK by supporting partnerships with life science companies, including small and medium enterprises and charities, and builds capacity and leadership in the research workforce.

Join dementia research.jpgJoin dementia research - one of the big difficulties researchers face today is recruiting participants for their studies. At the same time, many people are looking for studies to contribute to and take part in but don't know where to find out about them. This is why the National Institute for Health Research, in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society, have developed this new service which allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. The service delivers new opportunities for people to play their part in beating dementia; connecting researchers with people who want to participate in studies.