The region has a strong research ethos and pedigree. Trainees are actively encouraged to participate in departmental, cross-site and national research. Research and audit projects performed by trainees should be submitted for presentation at the NEUS annual meeting.

The region has also produced collaborative projects between all the main units. One of the first projects was a regional audit to look at the follow-up of renal cancer across the North East.  Protocols were agreed to stratify patients according to risk and rationalise subsequent imaging. Those follow protocols can be downloaded here. The hope is that further projects enabled by NEUS will guide and improve patient care.