Education & Research

We place great emphasis on research and recognise the importance of researching the best treatment and care for people living with severe and complex neuro-disability.


Dr Sophie Duport looks for a research book in the staff library

We believe that embedding research alongside clinical care will lead to the best possible treatment for our patients and residents.

Our Institute of Neuropalliative Rehabilitation (INR) researches clinical advances, provides factual information for families, professionals and policy-makers, and offers specialist training for medical professionals. All of which, we believe, will improve the future for people with a neuro-disability.

We organise workshops and courses, alongsideĀ conferences and seminars to train and educate professionals.

We also hold free open lectures that are open to everyone. You can download our education and training 2022 brochure here.

As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) the RHN supports the AMRC statement on the use of animal in research and endorses its position statement on research in universities.

As per recent press releases by Sanome, RHN has partnered with Sanome, an AI and Health Tech solutions company, to enhance patient care by utilising Sanomeā€™s specialist technology to develop an Early Warning System with clinical utility. As part of this partnership, we are setting up a research database which is designed in collaboration with the Confidentiality Advisory Group.

This database will serve as a valuable resource for researchers to investigate the complex needs of patients with severe neurological conditions and will help to inform the development of future treatments and interventions. It will contain data from patients who have been with us since the implementation of our new Electronic Health Record System (EHR) in late March 2019 until the present; we will ask current and future patients whether they wish to be part of the research database.

If you have previously been a patient with us in the timeframe above and do not wish to be part of this research or want further information, the best way is to email research@rhn.org.uk and if requested we will ensure that your data is not present in the research database. Alternatively if you are part of the National Data Opt-Out scheme, then you will automatically be excluded from the database.