What we do

Clinical Research is embedded within the day to day work of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. We want to look into new ways to prevent, manage and treat diseases for the people of Blackpool and the Fylde coast.

Each year the Trust runs over 100 high quality clinical research studies led by over 40 experienced Principal Investigators from a range of specialties.  We have a dedicated and highly skilled Research Delivery Team encompassing key support services who work in partnership with clinical teams across the Trust. We have access to a state of the art Clinical Studies Centre where we can see research participants in a relaxed and safe environment.

We conduct a range of studies from genetics studies and questionnaires, to highly complex, randomised controlled trials testing new drugs, devices and therapies. We work with a number of key partners including the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), academia, industry and other NHS Trusts both regionally and nationally.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) which transforms scientific breakthroughs into diagnostic tests and life-saving treatments for patients.

Biomedical Research Centres are collaborations between NHS organisations and universities. They bring together academics and clinicians to translate scientific discoveries into potential new treatments, diagnostics and technologies.

Manchester BRC is hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester – in partnership with five NHS trusts; Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact Us

To contact us:

Tel: 01253 951514
Email: bfwh.prc.blackpool@nhs.net or bfwh.researchideas@nhs.net

Visit us at the Clinical Research Centre is located at Blackpool Victoria Hospital:‚Äč

Clinical Research Centre

2nd Floor, Area 5

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 8NR