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NHS 75: Shape the future

The NHS is celebrating its 75th birthday this year. Join our campaign as we recognise how NIHR research contributes to the NHS, saving lives and money.

We're encouraging you to share your stories and help shape the NHS of the future.

Shape the future #BePartOfResearch

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Sign up to Be Part of Research and find opportunities to take part in trials or studies near you.

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Share your story of how research changed your life. Use our campaign assets and post on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram using the #NHS75 AND #BePartOfResearch

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Join the NIHR BioResource

Register on the BioResource and you'll be contacted by studies looking for volunteers like you. You could match to take part in research based on your lifestyle, DNA, age, gender or ethnicity.

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NHS Research Stories

Rehman Ali Baig

What is your role?

 NIHR Young Research Champion. Researcher, Paediatric Neurosurgery, at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

What is your advice to anyone volunteering in health and care?

Go for it. It can be challenging but if you want to make new friends and learn about research, being a young research champion is the best. You’ll develop new skills like public speaking, leadership skills and team working. 

How would you describe the NHS in one word?


Shahima Begum

What is your role?

Engagement and Communications Lead for the NIHR ARC Yorkshire and Humber and the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

What do you enjoy most about it?

The people I work with at the Bradford Institute for Health Research are key to why I love my job so much. It’s an incredibly supportive and kind environment here and this has allowed me to gain new skills and grow my career in this way. 

How would you describe the NHS in one word?


Dr Sam Debbage

What is your role?

Research Capacity Building lead,  NIHR ARC Yorkshire and Humber, Director of Education and Research, Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foudation Trust.

What do you enjoy most about it?

I enjoy working with people, across a number of organisations and on different agendas with the aim of making a difference to people’s lives. I work closely with senior leaders to prioritise the development of our people.

How would you describe the NHS in one word?


Ellie is taking part in research to help shape the future of people like her to who struggle to sleep because of their...

Posted by NIHR on Friday, 19 May 2023