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Research within the Wessex Kidney Centre

The Wessex Kidney Centre hosts the recently established Academic Department of Renal Medicine that aims to deliver high quality research and innovation across all aspects from basic science to patient facing research. The Department draws upon its multidisciplinary team to build an integrated portfolio of research that supports national NIHR sponsored trials, Portfolio adopted Chief Investigator-led research, local research and staff development, with the undertaking of higher qualifications. We have been locally and nationally recognised for our contributions to studies and for our innovation in areas such as patient education.

What does Research mean to the Wessex Kidney Centre?

Research provides the opportunity to work closely with people to look at a question or problem or quality issue and address it in a way that we can learn and benefit from that. The aim is to

  • develop new treatments or drugs for patients
  • prevent illnesses
  • improve quality of life
  • improve our understanding of medical conditions
  • understand the emotional and physical support you need if you're living with a medical condition.

Currently we run 17 NIHR studies covering a wide variety of areas representing the scope of interests within the Unit. These interests include local CTIMPs and interventional studies.

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Last updated - 25 June 2019
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