Department for Health

About Bath Research & Development

We are a partnership between three CCGs, the Department for Health within the University of Bath (where the Consortium is located) and local community healthcare providers Sirona and Wiltshire Health and Care. The CCGs involved are: Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and a portion of Wiltshire.

We offer research support and help to facilitate the conduct of trials and other well-designed studies within primary and community care; with our focus being to promote health research.

We provide research governance services; and drop in support sessions for researchers with queries regarding the various approvals and opinions required for research involving the NHS and Health and Social Care (HSC). 

We offer advice to researchers on involving the public in health research, which is a requirement for NIHR funding applications; and we also support members of the public who would like to participate in research.


Dr Lisa Austin (Research Manager)
email: | Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6575