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Research and Development Department

Clinical Trial Performance at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Ok to ask campaignWelcome to the Trust’s Research and Development web page. From here you can find links to all aspects of research at the Trust.

The Research and Development department is based in Chichester House at North Devon District Hospital.

The team comprises the R&D director, R&D manager, lead research nurse, 10 research nurses and three R&D administrators.

The Trust covers a large geographical area, including NDDH and 17 community hospitals across North, Mid and East Devon.

The research team covers the whole of this area, enabling patients to have access to research regardless of where they live.

Press releases:

Trust tells patients and carers it’s ‘OK to Ask’ about clinical research

Trust nurses land clinical research awards

We have studies open and recruiting in virtually all disease areas – surgical and medical, oncology, stroke, neurological illnesses and dementias, diabetes, gynaecology and obstetrics, and paediatrics.

If you would like more information about research at the Trust or would like to be involved in one of our current studies, please contact us on:


Telephone number: 01271 311867


97% of the Public believe it is important for the NHS to support research into new treatment

93% of the Public want their local NHS to be encouraged or required to support research

72% of the Public  would like to be offered opportunities to be involved in trials of new medicines or treatments

NIHR 2013