Research Studies

Dedicated research staff support studies and at any one time there can be 400 active studies ranging from small local studies to those that are multi-site across the UK and worldwide.

Particular highlights from the current list of active research studies include:

The Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study

Reducing the risk of diabetes through a new group exercise, diet, information and motivation programme.  This research is funded by the NIHR Programme grant scheme and involves 10,000 participants. For more information visit the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study website. 

Prostate Cancer Prevention and Diet

An investigation into the benefits of dietary interventions in the development and course of prostate cancer by researchers in the Trust, the Institute of Food Research and UEA who are working with and are funded by the Prostate Cancer Charity.

The BENDY study (BENign joint hypermobility study)

This is funded by the NIHR ‘Research for Patient Benefit’ programme and is a randomised controlled study to determine whether interventions (such as Physiotherapy , occupational therapy, education) improve the outcome for children suffering with pain and/or disability because of being ‘overly stretchy’ (ligamentous laxity).

The Keeping Children Safe study

This is a series of smaller studies within the Jenny Lind Chidlren’s Hospital investigating safety factors for common accidents to young children under five years of age and ways of preventing accidents. Participants are recruited through the Emergency departments of this Trust and the James Paget University Hospital, through GP practices and in local Children’s Centres.

The Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR)

NOAR is funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign which is the largest community-based study in the world investigating the cause and outcome of inflammatory polyarthritis (inflammation and swelling of the joints).

Further information

You can find out more about research studies and recent publications relating to specific clinical areas on the relevant department pages found in our Department A-Z. For more information about a particular area of research, follow the links below: