Solent NHS TrustHigh quality community and mental health services

Top of the research tables!

Published: 19/07/2018

The Academy of Research & Improvement at Solent NHS Trust has topped the National Institute for Health Research’s annual league table (2017/18) for research activity in Care Trusts.

With 2,362 participants taking part in 55 studies, Solent NHS Trust was named as the top performing trust for both the number of active participants and the volume of research projects. This impressive project portfolio increased by 55 percent in the year 2017/18, reflecting both the quality and variety of the research.

Research gives access to new treatments and opportunities to learn new techniques. It is also well recognised that being a research active organisation increases the overall quality of care and patient outcomes.

Dr Daniel Meron, Chief Medical Officer for Solent NHS Trust, said how proud everyone at the Trust is of this remarkable accolade: “We are extremely proud of our achievements. There is clear evidence that patient involvement within clinical research results in excellence in care and improved health outcomes. The league tables are a reflection of our commitment to involving our patients, and those who work with us, in research.

He added, “It is a privilege to be part of building the evidence base around the benefits of moving care out of hospital and into the community.”

Solent NHS Trust research activity is delivered in partnership with people in our communities, academic institutions and patients. The Trust continues to expand the research opportunities available.


Notes for Editors:

For full details on the League Tables see

For information on the research that we participate in see


For more information please contact Fiona Garth, Solent NHS Trust on 07906 713922 or email

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