We are proud to say that clinical research takes place in all hospital trusts across the region and patient and public involvement is key to all the research that takes place. New and better treatments and services become available because people take part in our research.
Be Part of Research makes it easy for the public to learn about UK health and social care research. Anyone can search for ethically-approved studies and ask to take part. There are studies for people living with a condition as well as those who may be healthy. The service also curates the latest research findings from reliable sources.
Health and care professionals can use Be Part of Research to support their patients, clients and service users.
Be Part of Research is delivered by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the nation's largest funder of health and care research.
Getting involved in research doesn’t always mean that you need to take part in a clinical trial. Clinical Research can also be carried out by, or with help from patients, carers and the public. Examples of this include:
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.
Join Dementia Research is a service which allows people to register their interest in national dementia research. It helps people with dementia, their carers, or anyone interested in dementia research to be matched to studies. Signing up could make a real difference to you and others.
You can register for the service online, by phone or by post.
To find out more about Join Dementia Research, visit their website: https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/
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.
Visit www.bepartofresearch.uk to find a study.
If you would like to find out more about the opportunities to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org