As of 1 April 2018 Liverpool Community Health Trust has been acquired by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

For more up to date information please visit: to access Physical Health Services.

You can contact Liverpool Community Services' Patient Advice and Liaison Service on:

Tel: Freephone 0300 7900 224 or 0151 295 3019 Email:

Medics boxHealth Services Profile silhouetteWho We Are Heart outlineHealthy You DocumentsOpen & Honest StethoscopeJobs WritingContact Us



“Research is vital in providing the evidence we need to transform services and improve outcomes.”

- NHS Five Year Forward View


Research is integral to the clinical care that we provide. LCH aims to help improve diagnosis and treatments for our patients to help them remain more independent and able to manage complex and long-term conditions, closer to home.

LCH is committed to embedding research at the heart of its activities. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 places a statutory duty to promote research, and powers to support it, on the Secretary of State and on all levels of the NHS including the NHS Commissioning Board, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Trusts.

We believe that research is a key component for long term transformational change which ensures the organisational growth, capability, reputation and an increased culture of implementing evidence based practice.

Research is central to the improvement of patient care, either by having the knowledge about how services and care should be delivered or through direct contribution to healthcare.

Research is essential for the advancement of healthcare and we have pledged to ensure that all research conducted in the Trust focuses on the needs of our patients and the wider public.

We are actively pursuing opportunities to expand research capacity and capability and to engage with local, regional, national and international partners so that research is embedded into the Trust’s ‘core’ business.

Registering a Research or Service Evaluation/Development Project

The Trusts RD&I policy should be the first port of call for all research related queries or guidance. The research application forms are located within the appendices of the policy. All research must be registered via application form and approved by LCH formally in writing before it can commence.

What support is available?

With over 3500 staff working for LCH there is no shortage of expertise and support available. LCH can provide guidance on all aspects of your study, from generating ideas to study design, providing public health data, analysing results and even working towards publication.

The Trust also has a Research Interest Group who will steer and support research and can signpost researchers on how to take their study forward. The Trusts Research Interest Group also links into the Research Steering Sub Group and Clinical Audit and Service Improvement Sub Group.

LCH aims to bring all aspects of research, clinical audit and evaluation together in a way where patients will receive evidenced based care in line with NICE guidance.


LCH has a lecture theatre with projector and meeting room space at either side. The lecture theatre can hold up to 180 delegates and is available for hire. If you would like to host an event at LCH please get in touch for more information.

Also, with 3500 staff, LCH can host a variety of National Institute of Health Research Portfolio research projects.

Getting in touch

If you have any queries relating to research or support with a project please contact: