research and development team

Pictured: members of the research and development team


Contact us

Research and Development Department
Education Centre, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

General enquiries about clinical research: 01268 524900 ext 3667 Email:


Research patients - out of hours emergency contact

If you are currently participating in a research study and need to urgently speak to a member of the research team outside the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, please telephone 01268 524900 and ask the switchboard operator to speak with the research and development out-of-hours contact.

If you need medical care you should contact your GP or attend A&E, depending on how urgently you need attention.

Your information

General Data Protection Regulation 2018 - Additional information for patients, carers and service users in relation to research.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings with it stricter requirements around how organisations inform people of how their personal data is being used and we have an obligation to let you know how we will take care of the information about you and what we will use it for.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) collects data and information about you, the patient, to ensure that you get the best care possible.

Privacy notices, including one concerning research, are available on the Trust’s website here: Data protection documents which explain how and why we collect information about you, what we do with it and your rights under data protection law.

This link - . - provides additional information from the Health Research Authority (HRA) inrelation to research. This site will be updated regularly to ensure the information is up to date.


If you are a member of staff treating a research participant you need to inform research and development as soon as possible, please telephone 01268 524900 ext 3667 / 4674

COVID-19 Research

If you wish to understand more about COVID-19 observational and interventional research studies undertaken in the NHS then a useful series of videos has been produced by Barts Hospital are available. 

There are also several translations available.