I Am Research

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"I Am Research" gives patients, the public and health and social care research professionals a chance to shout about how fantastic research is. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it has on people's lives.


Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS to improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in health research. This year the NHS is turning 70, the perfect opportunity to celebrate the role research plays in one of the nation’s most loved institutions. We want to recognise both the the contribution of colleagues in the NHS and get your help in driving new and better care for all our futures.


As part of the national NHS70 celebrations, we’re asking people to get involved in research and help shape the next 70 years of the NHS. Click on one of the buttons below to find out more about the different ways you can support health research and how we're marking I Am Research and the NHS's big birthday.

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7 research legends

Read about seven legends whose research has transformed care in the NHS since its inception in 1948.

70 Discoveries - 1940s

70 discoveries

Browse our collection of 70 research discoveries that have transformed the way the NHS works and outcomes for patients.



Find out about events across England to celebrate I Am Research and the NHS’s 70th birthday.

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Get involved

Show your support for our campaign by getting involved on social media.

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Read about the success and reach of our 2018 I Am Research and NHS70 campaign.

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Read blog posts from our partners and supporters celebrating our I Am Research campaign and the NHS's70th birthday.

I Am Research Video


Three patients who have participated in clinical research share why they took part and how they benefited.



Catch up on the latest news from our I Am Research campaign.

I Am Research 2017


Take a look at some of the stories from 2017, including: