Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Newcastle Hospitals aims to provide local excellence and global reach through compassionate and innovative healthcare, education and research.


Newcastle Hospitals will work with researchers from proof of concept to the provision of clinical trials, adoption into the NHS and post adoption evaluation.

Evidence requirement

Ideally there should be some evidence to support your technology, although we are able to support with advice from the earliest stage of development.

In Scope

Development, evaluation and adoption of all medical technologies including invitro diagnostic and all phases of pharmaceutical development including virtual clinical trials, early-stage research including help in the development of technologies as key opinion leaders.

Out of Scope

Animal studies

Who you can signpost to if not in scope

Researchers within other hospitals and academic institutions including Newcastle University, NIHR MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives, NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI), Research Design Service (RDS), MedConnect North, Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

Areas of Expertise

In the top 10% of best performing Trusts in the UK and provides the widest range of specialist services including transplantation, genetics, rare cancers and hosts the Great North Children’s Hospital. Expertise in laboratory medicine includes the provision of over 11 million tests per year.  All laboratories are compliant with and accredited by the HTA, MHRA and UKAS accreditation services.

How research projects should be funded

Commercial, charity or grant funding through national open competition.

Who you can help

Support is provided to academic and clinical researchers, SME’s through to large international companies.

Partner Organisations

NHS Hospitals, regional and international academic institutions, Academic Health Science Centres, ARCs, MedConnect North, Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA).

More information

More information on what we do can be found at -