In collaboration with NHS Sheffield, the South Yorkshire Comprehensive Research Network and the six Topic Specific Research Networks, Sheffield provides an ideal environment where world class clinical research can be conducted.
The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust work in partnership to deliver clinical research and have established a Clinical Research Office to facilitate concentration of research expertise, ethics approvals, engagement of patients and more efficient joint research management. The combined strengths of both organisations range from basic science through to clinical research and application in all areas including dentistry. Clinical research facilities for the conduct of high quality clinical research. These include a CRUK accredited Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) and three state of the art Clinical Research Facilities, two adult and one children’s facility.
Our Unique and Diverse Population
Sheffield has a diverse population both ethnically and socioeconomically. Around 16.9% of the population is from black or minority ethnic groups. The largest of those groups is the Pakistani community, but Sheffield also has large Caribbean, Indian, Bangladeshi, Somali, Yemeni and Chinese communities.
Although cosmopolitan, the closing of the mining and steel industry in the 1980s has left Sheffield with a legacy of extreme socioeconomic variation and high levels of health risk behaviours, such as smoking and obesity. Correspondingly, Sheffield has a high incident of socioeconomic health related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes, for which Sheffield has world renowned clinical expertise.
In addition to patients from the local population, Sheffield attracts patients nationally, with referrals from across the country in specialist areas of clinical excellence which include Metabolic Bone Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Oncology, Neuroscience and Paediatric Medicine.
Collaboration from Concept to Care
Collaboration between Industry, Sheffield Higher Education Institutions, Sheffield NHS Trusts, Research Networks and NIHR funded bodies that close the translational gap has created the unique research environment that is Sheffield, in which research can be taken from concept to patient care.
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