Research and Innovation

About the Research and Innovation Team

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust Research team is committed to taking part in health research, aimed at improving patient care, developing better treatments and increasing our understanding of disease. Our role is to support GP practices by facilitating studies that have been accepted onto the Clinical Research Network portfolio and are being run throughout Lincolnshire.

Our team consists of staff employed by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust to ensure that all research in primary care and in the community is ethically sound and approved by all relevant organisations. Our team consists of highly qualified managers, research professionals, some of which are funded by the East Midlands Clinical Research Network and administrators.

We also work closely with the University of Lincoln and support some of their research projects.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Beech House
Waterside South

Telephone: 01522 308808


  1. To increase the opportunities for people of Lincolnshire to become involved in research.
  2. Improving the health and wellbeing of people in Lincolnshire through engaging in high quality research.


LCHS is involved in different types of health research studies below is a list of the varied styles of research that takes place;

  • Clinical trials investigate a drug, surgery, or medical device in healthy volunteers or people who have a specific disease
  • Genetic studies find the role of genes in different diseases
  • Behavioural studies test how people act in different ways
  • Observational studies where a group of people is observed for many years
  • Physiological studies to better understand how the human body functions
  • Prevention studies test ways to prevent specific conditions or diseases

Public health research aims to improve the health and well-being of people from a population-level perspective; it can be one, or a combination of the above types of research.

Members of the public

If you are interested in being involved in future research studies, you can contact the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust Research & Clinical Audit team by e-mailing or 01522 308808.You can also visit the following online resource which is an online resource where researchers and research organisations advertise opportunities for members of the public to get involved in a research study.

The Clinical Research Network

The Clinical Research Network is a key part of the National Institute for Health Research.

The National Institute for Health research was established by the Department of Health to create a world-class health research system within the NHS, as part of the government health research strategy.

Click here to view the Clinical Research Network in context document

Click here to view the National Institute for Health Research website

Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust NHS Services submitted a nil return for the Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research Exercise for the period 01/07/17-30/06/18

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research Exercise

Q2 18-19: Nil return


INVOLVE is a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. Follow this link

UK Clinical Trials Gateway

The UK Clinical Trials Gateway is where you can search for research studies by area or specialty.

Follow this link here

Useful websites

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