St Richard’s is supportive and engaged in national research projects around palliative and end of life care.

Rebecca Burt, Senior Programme Research Nurse, Palliative and Supportive Care talks to Pat about her husband’s involvement in one of the projects supported by the Hospice.



West Midlands Clinical Research Network

A cluster randomised trial of alternative forms of hydration in cancer patients in the last days of life (feasibility study).  The study was sponsored and coordinated by the University of Surrey. Find out more about research and its importance here

West Midlands Clinical Research Network

Interviews with staff of research-active hospices in the West Midlands, – including St Richard’s Hospice – describing the wide range of benefits from taking part in clinical research. This short film also includes the experiences of a carer whose mother took part in research whilst receiving hospice care.