The training provided includes training in research methodology. All trainees are encouraged to engage in research. There are excellent facilities for undertaking clinical and basic science research including an on-site Institute of Child Health as well as a Clinical Research Facility funded by Welcome and there are excellent links with Birmingham University. There is a resident statistician in the Institute of Child Health. There are regular calls for research fund applications by the Research Foundation. There is a wealth of clinical material which provides ample opportunities for clinical studies.