Get involved with research in the East Midlands

We're proud to say that all of the hospital trusts and primary care communities in the East Midlands are involved in research.

If you're a member of the public or a patient who'd like to take part in research then you can:

  • talk to your doctor or nurse to find out if there's a suitable study that you can take part in
  • visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway to take a look at studies available in your area.

Click here to see a list of the hospital trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (also known as CCGs) in the East Midlands. Your local GP service will come under the CCG in your locality.

You can be involved in different ways

Getting involved in research doesn't always mean that you need to take part in a clinical trial. Clinical research can also be carried out by, or with help from members of the public. Healthcare professionals need members of the public and patients from all communities and of all ages to help make the research they do better and more relevant. Whether you're 8 years or old 80, you can help to make treatments and practices better for everyone by being the patient voice in research.

To help shape research we need you, as a member of the public, to get actively involved in projects with research organisations. Examples of this includes:

  • offering advice to research organisations within the NHS as a member of a project steering group
  • helping to develop research materials
  • commenting on research information that's available to the public
  • interviewing people who are taking part in research

Become an East Midlands Patient Research Ambassador

A Patient Research Ambassador is a volunteer who wants to promote research in healthcare to other patients, members of the public and to healthcare professionals. There's no minimum ask or ongoing commitment and you can do as much or as little as you like, depending on how much time you have available.

Take a look at some of the things you may get involved with as a Patient Research Ambassador

To find out more about taking part in a study or getting involved in research in other ways, please visit: