The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre is a driver of cardiovascular and thoracic research across the region, and is developing as an internationally recognised research unit.
The CTC is committed to delivering scientifically important, translational research that benefits patients. Built on a foundation to provide world class patient care, the CTC includes many research-active clinicians in research programmes across:
- Interventional cardiology
- Cardiac electrophysiology
- Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
As an active partner in the North Thames Local Research Network (CTC third highest recruiter) and our local Health Innovation & Education Cluster (HIEC) supports a number of research projects under the umbrella of the Cardiology Research Unit. The Unit is a joint venture with the Post Graduate Medical Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and includes the support of an MD and PhD fellow.
There are currently 15 studies recruiting patients and a further four studies where patients continuing to be being followed up have participated. If you would like more information on any of the studies, please speak to your consultant or contact the research department at Basildon Hospital on 01268 524900 ext 8902.