We are proud to say that clinical research takes place in all hospital trusts across the region and patient and public involvement is key to all the research that takes place. New and better treatments and services become available because people take part in our research.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the country’s best performing trust for volume of clinical research for the seventh year running. It topped the national league tables for the number of health research studies with a total of 550 studies supported by trust, exceeding last year’s record of 528. The league table can be accessed here.
If you’re a member of the public or a patient who’d like to take part in research then you can:
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 patients, carers and the public. Examples of this include:
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.
To find out more about Patient Research Ambassadors contact Helen Atkinson, Involvement and Engagement Manager using the contact details below.
Join Dementia Research is a service which allows people to register their interest in national dementia research. It helps people with dementia, their carers, or anyone interested in dementia research to be matched to studies. Signing up could make a real difference to you and others.
You can register for the service online, by phone or by post.
To find out more about Join Dementia Research, visit their website: https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/
If you would like to find out more about the opportunities to get involved please email our Involvement and Engagement Manager Helen Atkinson firstname.lastname@example.org or call Helen on 0191 282 3908.