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Patients and the public

Matthew, Joanne and Henry

“We decided to do the trial not just to help ourselves but to help other people in the same situation. Lots of people have gone through the same thing that we have and it is just so upsetting, we just wanted to help.”

Having suffered a miscarriage, Joanne and Matthew from Bolton, took part in a thyroid antibodies trial. To their delight, they have since welcomed a new addition to their family, Henry.

Interested in taking part in research?

Find clinical research studies that are seeking participants by searching the UK Clinical Trials Gateway. You can search by geographical area and/or medical condition.

Find out more about taking part in health research via the NHS Choices website.

Patient and public involvement in research

Involving patients and the public in research is an important part of our funding, commissioning and management process. And we expect researchers to actively involve the public in their research too.

We always need the public’s help to review funding applications and as members of decision-making committees, making recommendations about research funding. Find out how you can get involved.

Patient and public involvement in research advice for researchers:

  • INVOLVE provides information for researchers looking to include patients and the public in their research studies
  • The Research Design Service provides information and support for researchers looking to include patients and the public in their applications

Find out how you can support local research as a patient or member of the public:

For more information contact, Janet Eastwood.

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