Strike action is taking place in June. We'll contact you directly if you or your child's appointment is affected.

There are rail strikes planned for May and June, which may affect your journey to our hospital and community centres. If you or your child has an appointment booked, please do all you can to attend. Plan your journey ahead and allow extra time.

What is research?

Research involves studying humans to find out the answer to a question.

This can be about learning to understanding how:

  • a disease works and how we can prevent it or treat it better
  • the body works and how disease affects different people
  • how patients and their families feel about their illness or treatment and how it affects you at school or at home.

A research study can involve:

  • doing a physical examination and following your child for a certain amount of time
  • taking blood tests to check things like your child's immune system or your genes
  • taking scans / pictures to learn more about how your child's body works
  • doing a sleep study and looking at how well your child sleeps
  • trying a new medication or a medication in another way.