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

Please click on the Study name to see further information.

PHOENIX  (Pre-eclampsia in Hospital: Early Induction or Expectant Management)

STOPPIT-2 and ENCIRCLE Trials for twin pregnancies to reduce the risk of pre-term labour

REMIT-2 Trial for women experiencing reduced fetal movement after 36 weeks gestation

EMPOWER and INPUT Trials For women with severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy

PETRA For women experiencing threatened pre-term labour

The team

  • Hazel Alexander
  • Helen Harwood
  • Lynn Whitecross
  • Mary Hodgers

To contact us:

01642 835913

Further information can be found on the NHS Choices website