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Partnering with the public

We partner with patients and the public to ensure their experiences and perspectives shape our research. Discover our different programmes, websites and information about volunteering and public involvement in research.

Be Part of Research

Information for people who want to take part in UK health and social care research. It covers what research is, what taking part might involve and links to volunteer opportunities.

Join Dementia Research

A national service for members of the public to register to take part in dementia research. Registrants are contacted by a researcher when an appropriate study becomes available.

Learning for Involvement

Learning and development resources about public involvement in health and social care research. The website contains links to training, guidance, videos, articles and blogs.

People in Research

A service to match patients and the public with opportunities to work with researchers and be involved in shaping studies. Researchers can post opportunities and members of the public can browse these and apply to get involved.

Research Champions

Volunteers who encourage people to take part in health and care research. They also help researchers learn more about the experiences of those participating in research.

Strategic Commitments for Public Partnerships 2025-2030

Find out what we're doing to improve how we work with patients, service users, carers and the public.

UK Standards for public involvement

Guidance on best practice for public involvement in health and social care research. The standards are a collaboartive UK initiative aiming improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research.

Putting public engagement at the heart of research

Discover how researchers worked with parents of children with heart conditions to create a new website. The site explains the complex and sensitive topics of children's heart surgery and survival rates. Public involvement helped to make data more accessible and understandable to a wider audience.