Why is research important?

‘Today’s Research Is Tomorrow’s Practice’


Everyone benefits from research. It allows NHS to innovate and develop new treatments and interventions. There still is so much that is unknown and research helps to widen our knowledge about best way to care for you and your family.

Safety is our number one priority, healthcare research follows strict rules to ensure it is safe for research participants. Research studies go through robust checks which is carried out by the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Trust.




Research opportunities at East London NHS Foundation Trust

To find out more about the studies that we are currently conducting and  how to get involved in research at East London NHS Foundation Trust, please click on this link.

Research opportunities across the United Kingdom

We also are here to help you find out about health and social care research that is taking place across the UK.  Be Part of Research website gives you an understanding of what is involved if you participate in a clinical trial. You can search the site in various ways to find trials relevant to you and contact researchers yourself.



Some additional resources:

1. Join Dementia Research, a place to register your interest in participating in dementia research. People with dementia or memory problems, their carers and anyone who is interested can sign up. You can also sign up for someone else, providing that you have their consent. Registering is the first step in becoming involved in supporting vital research studies across the nation.

2. I Am Research - NIHR gives patients, the public and health and social care research professionals a chance to shout about how fantastic research is.

3. Peopleinresearch.org - Opportunities for public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

4. Find out what Patient Research Ambassadors are and how to become involved more in research.

5. Find out about Patient information and health and care research


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