There are over 750 research studies happening at locations across South London in 30 specialty areas and new ones are starting all the time.
Be Part of Research makes it easy for the UK public to learn about 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.
You can find details about all the trials happening in your area, and information about how clinical trials are carried out, on the Be Part of Research website.
Join Dementia Research is a national service, which helps people find dementia studies in their area. The service is open to people with dementia or anyone who is interested in taking part in dementia research. Lots of studies need people without a diagnosis of dementia for comparison.
You can register for the service online, by phone or by post.
Find out more by visiting the Join Dementia Research webpage, or by contacting one of the following charity partner helplines:
Alzheimer's Research UK: 0300 111 5 111
Alzheimer's Society: 0300 222 1122
Alzheimer Scotland: 0808 808 3 000
One participant in a research study was Carlene Coda. For Carlene and her husband Justin, their children’s future was the main reason they decided to take part in research.
Carlene was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD), a hereditary disorder of the central nervous system, in 2009. Carlene’s mother was also affected by HD which meant she had a 50% chance of inheriting the gene.
“It’s been difficult,” said Carlene. “It’s a difficult illness because there’s no cure for it at the moment [but] I look at the positive side…. I try to think positively as much as I can."
Patient Research Experience Survey
Every year, we ask the people who have taken part in NHS research in South London for feedback about their experience.You can read the 2017/18 feedback report here.
If you've taken part in research and would like to contribute your feedback then we'd be very grateful if you could tell us about your experience by completing the online survey below: