Get involved in NHS research                        in East Anglia

Did you know there’s clinical research taking place at NHS hospitals and GP practices near you?

Patient and public involvement is central to all our studies and you could get involved. Why not ask your nurse or doctor for more information?

You can also visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway at https://www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/ to find out about NHS research taking place in your area.

Getting involved could give you...

  • A better understanding of your condition
  • Additional contact with your health professionals
  • A chance to contribute to better treatments

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

Find out what our participants say

We conduct a Patient Research Experience Survey every year so we can get our participants' views.

You can take a look at some of the highlights from the latest one which surveyed patients at hospitals across the Eastern region by clicking here or to read the full 2017/18 report just click here.

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. Whether you're 8 years old or 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 include:

  • 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 Eastern 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:

To find out more about Patient Research Ambassadors  contact Anne Sykes, our Patient and Public Involvement Manager by calling 01603 287670 or emailing anne.sykes@nihr.ac.uk.

Patient Research Ambassadors