Trust reaches for excellence in research

Great news for East Cheshire Trust’s research team as published in this years league tables for NIHR research during 2011/12 by The Guardian – see online at

In the (England) Small Acute Trusts category, East Cheshire NHS Trust came in the top 10, 7th out of 31 for number of studies open and 10th for number of patients recruited – a really good result.  The table shows ECT did better than many of its neighbours coming above Mid Cheshire Trust in both categories and also achieving a higher result than some of the local Medium Acute Trusts (Stockport, Southport and Ormskirk and Bolton).  The number of open studies was up by a total of 8 on last year, which also increased the number of patients recruited.
It is gratifying to know that all the hard work and effort made by the research team, has finally paid off .  Congratulations to all, including the PI’s and investigators, as they continue with ongoing research in these areas: Stroke, Oncology, Dementia, Paediatrics, Rheumatology and Cardiac care?
If you want to know more about the research work undertaken in Macclesfield please contact Seonaid Beddows at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.