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The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of clinical research at national and international level. Participation in clinical research demonstrates the Trust’s commitment to improving the quality of care we offer and to making our contribution to wider health improvement.

Our clinical staff stay abreast of the latest possible treatment possibilities and active participation in research leads to successful patient outcomes.

Each year the Trust participates in over 400 studies and publications in peer reviewed journals exceed 150 per year demonstrating the Trust’s commitment to transparency and desire to improve patient outcomes and experience across the NHS.


Demographic Data

  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Vaccines
  • PopulationsInfant 0-1yr, Child 2-10 yrs, Adolescent 11-17 yrs, Adult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteHospital
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL, Other
  • Contact for regulatory documentsSamantha Smart
  • Regulatory phone number01392 403041
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documentsWithin 40 days
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contractAll set-up activity completed within 40 days