Western Health & Social Care Trust are key partners and responsible for the delivery of the Derry- Londonderry Strabane City Deal, THRIVE, marking the City Deal and Inclusive Future Fund.  This is the single largest ever Government investment in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, along with its project delivery partners’ C-TRIC, Ulster University and Northern Ireland Stratified/Personalised Medicine.

Research and development is an integral part of ensuring that health and social care services are of the highest quality and informed by the best available and up-to-date evidence.  The population of the North West not only benefit in terms of health and wellbeing, but also from the wider economic prosperity that it brings ensuring that sufficient emphasis given to local needs and priorities.

We are looking to the future of research, which we will use what we have learned from COVID-19 as a springboard to build back and have better quality research. As a research and development department we stand at an inflection point for global healthcare. Research driven by data and analytics, cutting-edge technologies and treatments, including precision medicines and artificial intelligence, are transforming the way we treat our patients.

Western Health & Social Care Trust are currently actively involved in research in the following areas:-

  • Brain Diabetes,
  • Cardiovascular Health,
  • Covid-19,
  • Diabetes,
  • Critical Care,
  • Diabetes,
  • Gastroenterology,
  • Renal,
  • Respiratory Health,
  • Rheumatology,
  • Stroke.


If you are interested in taking part please contact: research.office@westerntrust.hscni.net

The Research Office: 02871611362/ The Research Nurses Office: 02871611294

Research Nurses/Study Support Officers:


Administrative Staff: