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NHS Research Passports

The NHS Research Passport system has been designed by the NHS to simplify administrative procedures when issuing honorary research contracts to researchers with no contractual arrangements with the NHS, and who carry out research in the NHS that affects patients care. The Research Passport means just one set of checks is needed on a researcher and the completed Research Passport can be presented to all relevant NHS organisations.

Below is a flow process for Cardiff University researchers who are setting up the NHS Research Passport via Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust.

Research Passport Flow Chart for Cardiff University Staff/Student Researchers

NHS Research Passport Flowchart

* Research Passport Form: 

The current Word version can be downloaded here. 

Further Information

For further information about the NHS Research Passport please contact:

  • Rhian Phillips (REGIS) if you are a Cardiff University Student Researcher
  • University HR  if you are an employed Cardiff University Researcher