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Get Involved in Research

Get Involved in Research

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 the 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 are carried out by both the NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Trust.

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Find out more about the studies that we are currently conducting and how to get involved in research.

Be Part of Research

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.

Join Dementia Research

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.

Public involvement in research is when the research is carried out with or by members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’, or ‘for’ them. This includes, for example, working with research funders to prioritise research, offering advice as members of a project steering group, commenting on and developing research materials and undertaking research with research participants.

All NHS organisations are expected to participate and support health and care research. The Health Research Authority sets standards to make sure NHS organisations protect your privacy and comply with the law when they are involved in research.

As part of improving the research experience of those who take part in research, we approach patients and their carers on an ongoing basis, asking them to tell us about their experience of taking part in a research study; both the good and the not so great.