Research is needed for all common and rare conditions. It is only through research that we can develop better treatments, as well as improve diagnosis, prevention, care and quality of life for everyone.
There are different types of research and every study is different. Researchers will explain what's involved in their study before you decide you want to take part.
People enjoy being part of health or social care research for a number of reasons:
Be Part of Research is a website created by the NIHR which aims to connect members of the public with all of the information they need to take part in and support health and care research in England. You can use the website to search for recruiting health and care studies by their location and disease type.
You can use the link below to find studies in Yorkshire:
Research Champions are people who volunteer their time to help spread the word about health and care research to patients and the public, and especially to those groups who are currently less likely to take part in research. They also help research and healthcare staff understand more about the experiences of those who take part in research.
The role of a Research Champion can vary depending on the interests, skills and time of the volunteer. Some commit to regular activities, while others may volunteer as opportunities arise. Research champions may volunteer to get involved in:
If you are interested in becoming a Research Champion or finding out more, then get in touch with the team at email@example.com.
The PRES is a set of questions that we conduct in collaboration with our partner organisations to understand and evaluate the experience of people taking part in research. The questionnaire is conducted every year to help us to understand more about the experience of clinical research patients across our region. All responses are anonymous.
The results help us to identify positive patient experiences, as well as highlight areas for development and improvement.
Our 2019/20 survey is currently underway.
If you have any queries regarding the PRES, contact Evie Chandler via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 206 0467
Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. The number of people with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other types of dementia is set to double over the next 30 years. Research offers hope. It is only through research that we can understand what causes the disease and develop effective treatments, improve care and one day find a cure.
Join Dementia Research is a service which allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. The service delivers new opportunities for people to play their part in beating dementia, connecting researchers with people who want to participate in studies.
To find out more about how you can get involved in dementia research, and to register to be part of the service, visit the Join Dementia Research website.