Teaching and research

South Tees Research Innovation and Education is a core part of our trust and is led from the two STRIVE Academic Centres in the trust (based at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital).

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a long reputation for excellent teaching and research and the recent GMC survey results reflect the high value of education provided to our medical trainees.

The Durham Tees Valley Research Alliance brings together research departments from County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Having one research alliance for the Tees Valley allows us to harness world leading research expertise, attract increased research opportunities and so deliver real impact in healthcare from research to our patients.

Our teaching facilities are purpose built and allow medical students to undertake clinical placements on site.

We have recently invested in four immersive simulation suites to ensure that we can provide first class digital training to both our future medics and all of our substantive clinical staff, this is in addition to our surgical skills laboratory.

Having facilities such as these allows us to run medical courses and conferences in collaboration with our Royal Colleges for our own staff and our regional and national colleagues from STRIVE.

We also provide leadership, improvement and human factors training to the whole trust from our centres, ensuring that our staff can access learning in their workplace wherever possible.

We have partnerships with a range of medical schools, universities and business schools ensuring that we provide the best opportunities for academic and research development from an NHS trust.