Maternity research

We are committed to improving the care we give to women and their families, which is why we offer our patients the chance to get involved in clinical research studies.

Through research we can find out:

  • Which treatments are most effective for women
  • Develop the advice and information we offer to patients
  • Assess what is acceptable to women in our care and where specialist support is needed

Our research is approved and funded by the National Institute of Health Research which means it is ethically and scientifically sound, and has the highest standards possible for patient safety.

Being involved in research is optional. If we do offer you the chance to take part, you will be given written information and plenty of time to ask questions and find out more before you decide.

Areas of care we are currently researching include: pre-eclampsia, obstetric cholestasis, and premature birth. We also run studies in improving care in some aspects of labour.

If you would like to know more or get involved, please contact our research team on 020 8321 5427 or via email.