Research and Development

DBTH embraces research at the very heart of its business. Our patients are at the centre of everything we do and we continue to strive for improvements for them.

DBTH (Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals) recognises the importance of research in delivering evidence-based treatment and care for patients. We believe that research plays a fundamental role in achieving our ambition of becoming the “Safest Trust in England; Outstanding in all we do.”

View a summarised version of the strategy here.

Our Vision

To establish ourselves as a leading centre of research excellence for the benefit of our patients and our Trust.

Our Mission

To make research integral to every role across our workforce by developing the necessary resources, education and infrastructure in collaboration with all our partners. Our Research & Innovation Strategy has four key objectives that are the pillars supporting
the delivery of the strategy. These are:

Grow research talent: Identify and implement opportunities for all our people to either support, lead or promote research as well as identifying and implementing opportunities to attract talent into the Trust.
Grow innovation expertise: More clearly define what innovation is (and is not) and establish a process and framework to enable us to identify and develop innovation opportunities that might ultimately benefit the Trust and the people we serve.
Lead research and Innovation: Grow capacity and capability to expand our current research portfolio so we are leading as well as partnering in Research and Innovation studies.
Grow research investment: Develop and implement a sustainable finance model that supports growth in Research and Innovation and maximises return on investment

Why We Do Research

Our Research and Innovation Strategy 2023-2028 clearly demonstrates our commitment to increasing the research opportunities we offer both staff and patients alike as well as using this research to help improve through the care and outcomes for the patients we serve through clinical excellence. We will achieve this through the following objectives:

Improving health and wellbeing (HWB) to support Doncaster and Bassetlaw to improve population outcomes to align to the national benchmark and beyond.

Improving patient outcomes through prevention, early diagnosis and better management of cardiovascular and respirtory diseases and cancer

Using data and digital transformation to drive areas of strategic priority that addresses the greatest areas of unmet health need.

Tackling the health and wellbeing challenges facing our already significant and growing ageing population

Improving maternal and child health

To find out how you can get involved with research at DBTH either contact us by email at or call us at 01302 644073.

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