Research Activity at GMMH

Current Research at GMMH

Current Research in GMMH December 2018.pdf [pdf] 504KB

Our Research Activity for 2017/18

  • The Trust was involved in 158 clinical research studies as either a host or a participating site throughout the year ending 31 March 2018; 98 of these studies were on the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Portfolio and supported by the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network; 88 studies remained open and active as of 31 March 2018 (62 of these were Portfolio studies).
  • 1819 participants from GMMH were recruited into studies on the NIHR Portfolio.
  • 61 research studies had capacity and capability confirmed by GMMH in 2017/18.

Service User and Staff Participation

587 service users and 205 GMMH staff have been involved as participants in research projects open in 2017/18.

Developing Researchers and Clinicians

The Trust supports researchers and clinicians of the future. In 2017/18, 52 student research projects were supported by the Trust: 22 PhDs, 17 Clinical Psychology Doctorates or other doctorates, 12 Masters degrees and 1 undergraduate degree.


In 2017 there were 230 publications in peer-reviewed journals by researchers linked to the Trust.

Trust Research Profile

Find out more about research at the Trust by reading the Trust Research Profile.

GMW Research Profile Jun 16.doc [doc] 132KB

Research and Development Operational Capability Statement

As part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Support Services Programme, each NHS organisation is required to publish a Research and Development Operational Capability Statement (RDOCS).

This Statement provides a Board level approved operational framework which sets out how the organisation plans to meet its research related responsibilities/requirements as stated in the Research Governance Framework, Clinical Trials Regulations, Operating Framework for the NHS in England, Handbook to the NHS Constitution and other relevant guidance and regulations.

The statement also provides researchers with an operational overview of resources available to support Research & Development in the organisation and an overview of research collaborations and partnerships with other organisations, including areas of special interest. The statement is a tool to improve effectiveness and collaborations in research activities.

Find out more by reading the GMMHFT NIHR RSS Framework-RDOCS RD Operational Capability Statement v RDOCS 007 12-12-17.pdf [pdf] 251KB