Get Involved

Your help is vital to research and your support will help improve services and treatments for future generations. If you are asked to take part in a research project please consider getting involved.

For example you can:

  • Talk to researchers about your views, or fill in questionnaires
  • Take part in clinical trials of new treatments or drugs
  • Potentially shape the development of future research projects
  • Become a member of a public involvement in a research group
  • Submit your ideas to support the development of services

If you are asked to take part in research:

  • NHS staff or researchers will explain the research and what it involves
  • You will have time to think about the research and will be offered the chance to ask questions before you decide

Further information can be found at INVOLVE which promotes public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

Taking part in research is completely your own choice. You do not have to take part and you can change your mind at any time without giving any reason.

Often patients may not be aware of opportunities to participate in research. We want you to know it is ok to ask your family doctor about research happening locally to see whether there is a good quality study for which you may be suitable.