Read the stories below and hear how Patient Research Ambassadors are promoting and raising awareness of health research in their regions. If you have a story to tell please share by emailing email@example.com
15 January 2019
Irene survived breast cancer in 2003 and is proud to have been a healthy research participant since then. She believes that research is vital and thinks that research can only move forward with real people’s contributions.
07 January 2019
Donna is a Patient Research Ambassador from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who believes that research is key to the future of NHS, to improve treatments and services.
19 December 2018
Pat is involved in two aspects of research: as a healthy volunteer for a study aiming to understand what happens to our brains as we age; and as a patient supporting new treatment options for her autoimmune condition.
04 December 2018
Stephen is a retired headteacher living in Dorset and supporting research at his local hospital. He thinks NHS research helps health professionals to refine their practices and treatments, achieving practical outcomes for patients.
26 November 2018
Brent is a retired police officer and a Patient Research Ambassador with an interest in renal disorders.Brent believes he would not be able to live the relatively normal life he has if people had not gone on trials to get to where we are today.
19 November 2018
Paul is a Patient Research Ambassador who is part of Involvement Cancer Research Birmingham. Paul rightly believes that getting patients involved in studies can accelerate NHS research to eliminate terminal and life changing diseases.
12 November 2018
Irene is passionate about patient involvement in research. She believes patient experience is essential for the research process as patients can offer first hand understanding and add value to research and its outcomes.
05 November 2018
Ron is very grateful to previous research participants as it was thanks to them that he received a new treatment for his lung condition. He is now determined to follow their example and thinks that research gives hope to others that they may have a future.
24 September 2018
Nicola was cured from her rare disease and is eternally grateful to the clinicians researching her condition. She believes that research provides immense hope to those living with rare diseases and is keen to spread the word online.
22 August 2018
James is a Patient Research Ambassador from the West Midlands who has been involved in research since he was 18 month old. He is most proud of his part in helping to plan a research study into mental health, which he thinks is very important.