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Research cannot happen without you. Every patient who has participated in research in the last year has contributed to understanding how we treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In 2018/2019 over 1 million people took part in research.  

DSCF3571This public participation, from people just like you, has helped provide valuable knowledge to help people live healthier and better lives now and in the future.

This research helps improve health and social care provided by the NHS and others. It also helps advance medicine to find new cures and better treatments for future generations. This treatment could be a medicine, a vaccine, surgery, radiotherapy, physical and psychological therapies and methods of diagnosing disease.

Common questions about research you may have are answered on the Be Part of Reserarch website.



Why research is important

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 informed by research. 


 In 2020/21 we recieved more than £1.4 million funding for research studies, enabling 4,270 patients to participate in research trials.


Why should I get involved?

You might want to get involved in research to:

  • learn more about a condition that affects you.

  • make a difference, by helping to improve treatments and quality of life, now and for future generations.

  • support medical research for a particular condition or disease that you care about.

  • access new treatments.

  • take an active role in your own care.


The annual Patient Research Experience Survey discovered 87% of patients who took part in research had a positive experience and 83% would be happy to take part in another study.


To find out more about getting involved with Research visit the Be Part of Research website.

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