Health and Care Professionals

Without research, we would not have the interventions and the NHS we have today. If you provide care in the NHS then what you do and how you do it will have been influenced by research.

Research happens every day, right across the NHS and in a multitude of settings, but how much do you know about it and do you know how to engage with it to benefit you and your patients? 

Good for patients:

  • Evidence shows that research-active trusts delivering clinical research trials and studies have better patient outcomes.
  • Patients value the opportunity to participate in research studies and trials as part of their care.

Good for you:

  • Many healthcare professionals say they find the experience of being involved in research studies positive and rewarding.

Good for your organisation:

  • You’ll be helping your trust too. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) now has a remit to assess how trusts are supporting and using clinical research to improve patient care.

Visit the NIHR’s Your Path in Research web pages to find out more about the ways you can engage with research, with just a few minutes of your time.


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Your Path in Research