Find out about research

This page provides information about our research activities. In the NHS Constitution, research is cited as a core part of the NHS, because it enables the NHS to improve the current and future health of the population. East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG is committed to promoting high quality health research which focuses on the needs of our population and is relevant to our health care priorities.

In partnership with our neighbouring CCGs, we have created a short guide aimed at members of the public, including patients, carers and their representatives, who are interested in becoming involved in health research, or simply want to find out more about it. Click here to read or download the guide.

Local research networks

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, our neighbouring CCGs and local research networks are working together to make sure that health research provides the evidence needed to improve healthcare and treatment. Some of the networks have their own information for patients and the public. Click on the links below to see what research is taking place that you can get involved in:

Trent Stroke Research Network
South East Midlands Diabetes Research Network
Heart of England Mental Health Research Hub
Medicines for Children Research Network East
Thames Valley Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Cancer Research Network

Current research

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, Leicester City CCG and West Leicestershire CCG, through local GP practices and pharmacies are involved in research projects that focus on different conditions and illnesses and also non-clinical research. If you would like to get involved in research or find out what research is happening in Leicester in primary care, please contact Debbie Wall, research and development manager at

You can also use the clinical trials gateway to search for research projects taking place in your area that you can get involved in. Visit Research projects are searchable by location and condition.