The Hub enables collaboration between colleagues in partner NHS Trusts and academic researchers in the development of high quality, clinically relevant research.

This close co-operation facilitates growth in research activity, training and infrastructure with the aim of underpinning the development of locally led research.

The Hub brings together:

  • Service perspectives, professional interests and facilities within Hub partners
  • Internationally renowned research expertise at Lancaster University
  • Industry partners as appropriate

Benefits of being Hub partner NHS Trust

  • Close liaison and co-ordination between the Associate Director of Lancaster Health Hub at Lancaster University, R&D Managers and Directors and University of Cumbria
  • Supporting NHS Trusts research strategy development
  • Supporting NHS Trusts research infrastructure developments
  • Introductions to academics and industry partners in areas of interest
  • Facilitating well rounded research teams
  • Project management or project support of research funding applications
  • Hub funding alert system (Hub-FAS)
  • Hub e-newsletters twice a year with updates on Hub work in the region
  • Publicising partner NHS Trust staff, facilities and achievements via the Hub website, events and e-newsletters to Hub contacts across Lancashire and Cumbria
  • Invitation to Hub events

Becoming a Hub partner NHS Trust

By becoming a Hub partner, an NHS Trust demonstrates commitment to research. Membership can provide benefits tailored to the needs of the organisation.