The Optimum Health Clinic Research Department was established in June 2011. The aim of the department is to develop a high quality evidence base for the OHC approach, and to publish the findings in high impact scientific journals. The goal is that this will be a significant step towards government funding being available for treatment at OHC.
The Optimum Health Clinic Research Department has enjoyed various collaborations, including with The School of Psychology’s Chronic Illness Research Team (CIRT) in the University of East London, and with the University of Surrey.
In 2019 OHC was granted NHS ethics approval for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) on its approach to working with ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia. The intervention stage of this research programme is due to start in late 2021.