Research and Innovation within Maternity Services

Providing you and your family with best evidence care is our priority.

Although healthcare professionals know much about health, medicines and diseases, there is still much that remains uncertain. Research fills in these gaps by findings answers to things that are unknown which in turn helps us to improve the care we can provide to patients within the NHS both now and in the future.

At South Tees we have a dedicated cross specialty research team which includes a research midwife. The team have received additional training in good clinical research practice to ensure that research studies are run ethically, safely and effectively.

During your pregnancy you may be approached by a research midwife/nurse and asked if you would like to take part in a research study. If you are interested in taking part in research you can find a link to the research studies we are currently recruiting to below.

Leaflets and posters

SALVO  (cell salvage in obstetrics)

Cell salvage in obstetrics (295kb)
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DAPPA  (diagnosis of pre-eclampsia)

Diagnosis of pre-eclampsia (191kb)
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TABLET (thyroid effects on pregnancy outcomes)

Thyroid effects on pregnancy outcomes (264kb)
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FACT (folic acid clinical trial)

Effect of folic acid supplimentation in pregnancy on pre-eclampsia (188kb)
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PHOENIX  (Pre-eclampsia in Hospital: Early Induction or Expectant Management)

PRISM (early bleeding during the 1st trimester of pregnancy) 

NaME  (Neurodevelopment of Babies Born to Mothers with Epilepsy)

 

Contact details

For more information about research in maternity please contact:

  • Hazel Alexander, research midwife:   01642 835913
  • Julie Potts and Sarah Croft, research nurses: 01642 854092

Further information can be found on the NHS Choices website