Using research evidence in clinical care

The core of all good evidence is the process of systematically finding out what works and does not work. We call it research; in this case clinical research. 

To achieve the optimum in patient care at any one time we need to increase knowledge all the time. But research does not just happen in a lab. The majority of health research activity in the UK takes place where patients are, and where you are: in the NHS. 

There is a recognised clinical research infrastructure that facilitates and funds this, but for it to work really well everyone who has responsibility for providing a service for people using the NHS has a part to play. You don't have to be an academic, or a scientist or even be in a clinical role to get involved in and support clinical research for the benefit of patients.

Find the latest evidence

Nottingham University Hospitals

Contact the NUH Library services for any help, support or information in finding research publications; the service is available to everyone employed by NUH, and to University of Nottingham students on placement within NUH.


You can find the latest publications from research carried out by NHS organisations across the region on the East Midlands Evidence Repository website.


You can search for the latest evidence on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website: