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Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved in the research taking place in North West London.  

  • You could take part in a clinical trial - either as a healthy volunteer or as a patient.
  • You can sign up to Discover, the research register for North West London.
  • You can help us Beat Dementia by signing up to Join Dementia Research.
  • You can help our partners at NHS Trusts, universities, industry and charities decide what to research and what to fund.
  • You can help research design their studies and make sure they are "patient friendly".
  • If you have taken part in a study, you can share your experiences and encourage others to do the same. 
  • You can become a Patient Research Ambassador.
  • You can sign up to Discover, the research register for North West London.

If you would like to find out more about opportunities in North West London please email Danielle Neal at or call 020 3313 4117.  


Our Stories

Below some people who have taken part in research in North West London have shared their experiences. If you would like to share your story and wish to find out more please download this guide or contact our Patient and Public Involvement Manager Danielle Neal. 


Barbara's Story

Barbara's husband has dementia. Read about their experience of research and how it has helped them.

Photo of Greg, who took part in a study.

Greg's Story 

Greg was involved in a study looking at prevention of Tuberculosis.  Find out more about his experience

golf ball

Peter's Story

Peter was strolling across the golf course when he was struck by a sharp pain in his left calf. Find out more about Peter's story and how research helped him after his diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Older patient - model, not Nicky's mother.

Nicky's Story

Nicky Winch fondly describes her mother, Irene, as “a force to behold”. Find out how Nicky took part in dementia research and how it helped her after her mother passed away.