Did you know there’s clinical research taking place at NHS hospitals and GP practices near you? Patient and public involvement is central to all our studies and you could get involved.
Be Part of Research makes it easy for the public to learn about UK health and social care research. Anyone, whether they have a condition or not, can search for ethically-approved studies, and ask to take part. Every volunteer makes a difference.
Why not visit www.bepartofresearch.uk to find out more or ask your nurse or doctor for more information.
Click here to see a list of the hospital trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (also known as CCGs) in East Anglia. Your local GP service will come under the CCG in your locality.
Find out what our participants say
We conduct a Patient Research Experience Survey every year so we can get our participants' views and the 2018/19 survey was the biggest year yet for the survey with 1,255 completed questionnaires. 15 out of the region's 17 NHS Trusts participated with 23 out of 30 specialties covered. Responses included lots of fantastic feedback and participants found their overall experience of research to be very positive.
You can be involved in different ways
Getting involved in research doesn't always mean that you need to take part in a clinical trial. Whether you're 8 years old or 80, you can help to make treatments and practices better for everyone by being the patient voice in research.
To help shape research we need you, as a member of the public, to get actively involved in projects with research organisations. Examples of this include:
Become an Eastern Patient Research Ambassador
A Patient Research Ambassador is a volunteer who wants to promote research in healthcare to other patients, members of the public and to healthcare professionals. There's no minimum ask or ongoing commitment and you can do as much or as little as you like, depending on how much time you have available.
To find out more about taking part in a study or getting involved in research in other ways, please visit our Be Part of Research website.
To find out more about Patient Research Ambassadors contact Anne Sykes, our Patient and Public Involvement Manager by calling 01603 287670 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.