Research & Innovation

About Us

Research provides clinicians with knowledge on human health and to save lives by finding ways to prevent and treat disease. Without research, there would be no breakthroughs to treat illnesses.

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is recognised as one of the top recruiters to high quality research studies in the UK. Our research activity spans across a range of areas, our key strengths include:

  • Haematology
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual health
  • Reproductive health and childbirth
  • Gastroenterology
  • Dermatology

The Research and Innovation office provides support in all aspects of the research process. If you would like to contact us, you can email us on: Please note, we work Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

If you would like to keep up to date with what we are doing on Twitter, you can find us on @HUH_research

Alternatively, our postal address is as follows:
Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,
Yellow Roof Top Offices,
Homerton Row,
E9 6SR

Research Performance

The government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research. The aim is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research and to enhance the NHS attractiveness as a host for research.

‘Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research’ (PID) is an initiative by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), and means all clinical research studies being conducted by us are subject to new performance benchmarks, in initiation and delivery time. Further detailed information can be found here:

  • Initiation: It should take no more than 70 days from the receipt of a valid research application by the R&I department to the recruitment of the first patient.
  • Delivery: For all commercial trials, the agreed target number of patients must be recruited in the agreed timeframe.

We are required to submit quarterly reports to the NIHR, to view these, please follow the quick links at the side of the webpage.