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Reproductive Health and Childbirth

The Reproductive Health & Childbirth Research Teams in the North East and North Cumbria are helping to improve understanding, treatments and to develop the services across our region.

The Reproductive Health and Childbirth Research Teams across our region are working hard to provide you with the opportunity to participate in the latest research studies.

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Across the North East and North Cumbria we  aim to increase the opportunities for you to participate in clinical research by ensuring that studies are appropriate and carried out efficiently.

We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research makes to patient care and know that research is the best route to improving care and services for women and their families.

Evidence that we gain from research studies will  enable women and their families to make choices about their care, together with their health care professionals.

You can read about our studies below and also follow a link to some journal articles that have been published about our research findings.

Contact the Reproductive Health and Childbirth Research Teams in the North East and North Cumbria.

Meet the Team

Dr Paul Ayuk

Dr Paul Ayuk

Reproductive Health & Childbirth Specialty Group Lead and Consultant Obstetrician at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Aethele Khunda

Reproductive Health & Childbirth Deputy Specialty Group Lead and Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at The James Cook University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Kim Hinshaw

Clinical Lead at the NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria for Division 3 (Children, Reproductive Health & Childbirth, Genetics & Haematology) and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

Mrs Fiona Yelnoorkar

Clinical Theme Lead at the NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria for Division 3 (Children, Reproductive Health & Childbirth, Genetics & Haematology).

Research team

The Research Team at County Durham and Darlington Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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The Research Team at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

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The Research Team at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The Research Team at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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The research Team at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Watch the patient case study

Bev took part in a clinical trial during the birth of her son because she feels that being part of research helps to improve services

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Clinical Trials in Reproductive Health and Childbirth

Select a trial from the list below to find out more about what it’s all about and how you can get involved in helping others.

Pluripotency, reprogramming and mitochondrial biology

This research aims to improve fertility treatment in the future and also help to find cures for many serious illnesses and diseases.

Uteroplacental Tissue Bank.

This study involves looking at cells from the uterus (womb), cervix and placenta (afterbirth) in order to understand how these cells work, what controls them and why these control mechanisms sometimes go wrong.

DAPPA

This study aims to find the best method for measuring the amount of protein in the urine to predict diagnosis of pre-eclampsia and how serious the condition is for women.

Reproductive health and childbirth publications from our region

Here you can access journal articles from research carried out here in our region

PRE-EMPT

A large randomised controlled trial in which women undergoing surgery for endometriosis will be randomly allocated to take long acting progestogens. The trial will provide information on which treatment is the most effective in terms of symptom relief, side-effects, acceptability and costs.

CONCEPTT

CONCEPTT: Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Women with Type 1 Diabetes in Pregnancy Trial


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