Research & Innovation

The Importance of Health Research. Research provides evidence on the best ways to prevent and treat health conditions and improve care. Because of research we can: Improve diagnosis time, recovery times and accuracy of illness. Stop health conditions from developing. Take an active role in own care. Fight new strains of illness and access new treatments. If you would like to find us on Twitter, our handle is @HUH_Research. To contact us, you can email us on:

Research at the Homerton

We are 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

Due to the wide range of healthcare areas we cover in research, we have a team who have experience in different healthcare backgrounds. Some of the roles our team have include: Research Nurse, Research Midwife, Clinical Trial Practitioner, Research Coordinator and Administrative staff. 

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.

Where to find us

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, between 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