Our response to COVID-19
During the emergency phases of the pandemic, our primary focus has been on urgent public health research - research that needs to take place when infection rates are high. Visit our Urgent Public Health page for the latest updates.
You can help the COVID-19 effort by enrolling patients on to research studies such as RECOVERY, REMAP-CAP or PRINCIPLE or vaccine trials. Care homes can also get involved in the PROTECT study, which is looking at how to prevent COVID-19 in care settings.
Our COVID-19 resources on the Be Part of Research website can help answer patients’ questions aboutCOVID-19 research, and help them understand why taking part is important.
We are working with funders, NHS R&D, research partners across the UK and patients and the public on a process to manage the recovery of multi-site studies.
Find out how we are managing recovery and work to support non-COVID 19 studies to improve research recovery, resilience and growth.
We fund and deliver high quality research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care. We also provide learning and support to enable health and care professionals to tackle the complex health and care challenges of the future.
There are a variety of ways in which you can get involved in research, whatever your role.
Start your journey with our specialised career development support, offering a range of routes into research in a range of clinical and social care settings.
Gain new knowledge and skills with our resources and learning tools, to help health and care professionals in the important role they play in the delivery of research to improve care for patients and the public.
Stay abreast of the latest evidence and research in your field.
Encourage your patients and service users to get involved in a study taking place at your institution. Encouraging a research-positive culture in health and care organisations gives patients and the public greater access to research studies that help improve care and treatment options.
Find out about our work in your specialty therapy area. Our therapy areas provide health and care professionals with the practical support they need to set up and deliver clinical research in the NHS and wider health and social care environment and to facilitate the involvement of participants to make research more effective.
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