Research, Audit and Training.
As a research active Trust our patients consequently have greater access to evidence-based treatments, therapies and services. We need to try and develop treatments today for the patients of tomorrow.
Research contributes to the evidence base and
provides opportunities to find more clinical and cost effective
treatments that directly improve healthcare services and benefit
Current studies being undertaken at the hospital by our
1) The Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation for Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture (PROVE) study is
the largest physiotherapy trial currently running in the UK.
It is a clinical trial comparing usual care versus an exercise
based intervention or a manual therapy based intervention. PROVE is
led by the University of Oxford and funded by the NIHR (National
Institute of Health Research).
2) Mechanisms in orthodox and
complementary and alternative medicine management of back pain
(MOCAM). This three year study designed at the University of
Southampton, compares 'non-specific effects' of treatment for back
pain by physiotherapist, osteopaths and acupuncturists both within
the NHS and Private sector.
One of our aims is to improve the quality of care we deliver
through research and continue to increase our participation in
large scale clinical research.