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Academic Clinical Directorates

This page gives you information about Academic Clinical Directorates (ACDs) in Newcastle Hospitals.

What are ACDs?

Academic Clinical Directorates are designed to increase research activity within Newcastle Hospitals. They do this by supporting and promoting research as a core activity within our hospitals.  

In an ACD, clinical services and research activity are integrated with each other. This means that patients are cared for in an environment they can get involved in research, which could benefit their care.

ACDs also provide opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

The Trust’s Academic Clinical Directorates

At Newcastle Hospitals, a number of our directorates (or departments), have Academic Clinical Directorate status:

Some of our other directorates are also progressing towards Academic Clinical Directorate Status, including:



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