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Our work in Wales since 2010 has contributed to a growing programme of palliative care research studies, resulting in over £11m in external funding and increased patient recruitment studies.

Our aim is to develop and support well designed research in palliative care, with the focus on design and conduct of pragmatic studies which will translate into better patient care.

We always work with patients and carers to find out their priorities and the best ways to do research. We continue to give a clear message that palliative care patients want to take part in research studies and that they should have access to an equivalent number of studies as cancer, cardiac, respiratory and neurological patients.

Our research spans a range of methodologies and types of research, including:

  • multicentre mixed methods studies
  • large-scale phase 3 clinical trials
  • teaching and supervision of PhD, MSc and intercalation students
  • evaluation projects.

See our research portfolio