Patients, carers, and the public are essential to our work. You are our greatest strength and we could not do our work without your help. More people than ever before are taking part in research studies. New and better treatments and services become available because people take part in our research. Members of the public are also getting involved in advising us about what research should be funded and helping to design research studies. These pages will give you an overview of the different ways in which you can get involved in research.