“Research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions”
(Oxford English dictionary)
Undertaking high quality research helps us to know what works best for our patients and staff and helps to fill gaps in our knowledge. Through research we can be confident that what we are doing is in the best interests of our patients.
SWASFT has an active and successful Research and Audit department lead by Dr Sarah Black based in our Trust headquarters in Exeter. A team of Research Paramedics and research and audit personnel are key to SWASFT’s success in delivering and implementing research projects in partnership with a wide range of academic, healthcare and industry organisations. We have a wide-ranging research portfolio and experience across clinical, organisational, environmental and workforce studies.