Breakthroughs in medicine would not be possible without research. But we need your help because research studies rely on volunteers. Some studies involve healthy members of the public, while others involve patients taking part in a study during their care and treatment.
Your role in a research project could include anything from simply completing a questionnaire to undergoing a health investigation or test. Or it could be trying a new treatment or drug that could help you manage your illness better.
Many patients, carers and members of the public are already involved in our research work, but we want to give more of you an opportunity to take part.
Some of the ways to get involved
- Join a clinical research study to help improve healthcare now and in the future
- Work with research professionals and doctors and nurses to help ensure studies reflect patient needs and are ‘patient friendly’
- Shape our research by joining a group looking at what topics should be researched in the future
- Read through research information sheets to ensure they are understandable for patients
If you decide not to participate or you wish to end your involvement in a research study it will not affect your usual care or treatment in any way.