Department for Health


Research support

We offer support on all aspects of research from help with preparing research proposals to advising on involving the public in research.

We work closely with the Research Design Service (RDS) South West, with members of the Bath R&D team also working as part of the RDS-SW Bath Office. The service provides advice and practical support for people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health and social care research.

We also offer practical assistance on calculating NHS financial costs including excess treatment costs, and service support costs, which are incurred when GP surgeries assist in recruiting participants to research studies.

Through our network of partners such as local Universities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), charities, community healthcare providers and local authorities; we promote and disseminate research to raise awareness, to help in securing funding for valued research in the local area and to build relationships between researchers within the local area.


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