Take part in research at Patient Recruitment Centre: Bradford
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Every minute in the UK, someone is diagnosed with a disease or a condition. The treatment and support they will receive will, at some point, have been discovered by research. Research improves the health and social care provided by the NHS and others, advancing medicine to find new cures and better treatments for future generations. It also helps to improve diagnosis, prevention and quality of life for everyone. In some cases it can change lives, or even save lives.
Why take part in clinical trials?
This vital research is only possible if people volunteer to take part. More than 870,000 people, of all ages, participated in research last year across the nation. Thanks to them, we have helped to change lives and improve healthcare for all. The more people who take part, the faster we can make these improvements.
Can you help us?
- Do you have an interest in health and social care?
- Do you have experience of a health condition as a patient, carer or service user?
- Would you like to help others to benefit from the research that we do?
- Do you have time on your hands - even just a few hours a month?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes', you may want to get in touch.
Why come to Patient Recruitment Centre: Bradford?
We have been delivering clinical research in Bradford for many years. Our new Patient Recruitment Centre will enhance our original research facility, which opened in 2008 and was designed with patients in mind. It will increase research opportunities for NHS patients by attracting more trials and studies to our region.
If you are considering taking part in research you can be assured that we provide a high-quality, safe, clean, friendly and comfortable environment. Taking part is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time - your NHS care will not be compromised. We also ensure that information about the research we conduct is available to patients, carers and the public so that they can use our research to inform their care, or the care of their family and friends. We are able to provide a friendly interpreter service, should it be required.
Who can take part in clinical trials?
All trials have checks in place about who is suitable to take part. These are called eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria make sure that trials only include the sort of people who may benefit from the treatment, and to make sure people who take part are not put at risk.
Join the City of Research - Research As One Registry
If you are interested in health research in the Bradford, Airedale and Craven District and want to hear about opportunities to take part, sign up to the City of Research - Research as One registry. Visit the website to join: www.cityofresearch.org
If you want to take part, first of all have a think about why you want to get involved, and what sort of thing you would like to do. You should consider how much time you have available. You may just want to attend a meeting - for example project advisory groups, public events, reference groups, or workshops. Or you may feel that participating in a trial is right for you.
If you would like to get involved, or find out more about the research that is happening at Patient Recruitment Centre: Bradford, please get in touch using the details below. You can also see the clinical trials currently open at PRC: Bradford.
Get in touch
You can contact us by email or phone:
- Email: PRC.Bradford@bthft.nhs.uk
- Phone: 01274 383448
Or write to us at:
Patient Recruitment Centre: Bradford
Clinical Research Facility
Bradford Institute for Health Research
Bradford Royal Infirmary