Headshots of Research and Development team

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to developing and undertaking research programmes that enable us to deliver high quality, evidence-based care and services to people in our local community. Our aims are to:

  • Produce high quality research that will benefit local services and local people but will also make a significant contribution to building the evidence base.
  • Build a strong link between research and practice that allows ideas for research to be generated, and develops research results into best practice.
  • Contribute to a national profile in mental health, learning disability and primary care research.
  • Facilitate collaborations between academic partners and aim to attract increased funding and high calibre research and researchers.
  • Actively include service users and carers at all levels of research activity.

To help us achieve this, our dedicated team of research professionals support high quality health research that reflects the diversity of our local population and paves the way for next generation care.


City of Research

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to be part of a journey of discovery and innovation, participating in people-powered research studies. They will be joining more than 50,000 members of the local community.

The initiative is spearheaded by a new website City of Research , which offers a digital doorway into all the growing opportunities and studies that Bradford’s home-grown research talent is leading.

It has been brought to life by the four main NHS organisations in the district – BDCFT; Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Airedale NHS Foundation Trust; and Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group.

City of Research connects people who are interested in participating in research, with research teams who are looking for people to take part.


Please click here  to discover how to take part

Please click here  to discover current research projects


Useful documents

If you have any further questions about research and development at our Trust, please contact the team on 01274 228618 or research@bdct.nhs.uk

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