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Public and patient involvement

Research studies (sometimes also called clinical trials) rely on volunteers. Some involve healthy members of the public, while others involve patients taking part in a study during their care and treatment.

If you wish to take part in a research study or find out more information then please contact us. You may be invited to take part in a study if you are a patient at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, it is entirely up to you whether or not you wish to get involved. If you decide not to participate it will not affect your usual treatment/care in any way.

Giving the Gift of Research: Listen to research staff, patients and members of the public in this short video, on how they have contributed to and been involved in research.

The Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber are asking people to give the gift of research to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and have shared a short animation to encourage people to get involved. You can watch the animation here.

Why take part in research?

If you take part in a research study you:

•will be helping others, and possibly yourself, by helping to identify more effective treatments;

•may have more contact with healthcare staff than you normally would;

•will have opportunities to learn more about your condition, which may help you to manage it better;

•may feel as though you are taking a more active role in your healthcare.

Many of our patients who have taken part in research have found it a positive and rewarding process.

What is involved?

Your involvement and the time required depends on what is being investigated. The research team should be able to provide you with details.

Before you consider taking part in a trial, please see our frequently asked questions page. This has useful information and questions you may wish to ask the research team.

Wanted - Patient Research Ambassador

Are you a patient or carer who would be interested in promoting health research from a patient or carers point of view by sharing information, knowledge and experiences of research?  This would enable others to consider the benefits and opportunities of taking part in future research.

For further information please visit www.nihr.ac.uk/patients-and-public/how-to-join-in/patient-research-ambassadors/

or contact: Cathryn Hart, Head of R&D at Cathryn.Hart@nhs.net Tel: 01482 301844.

Please click here for the first issue of the Patient Research Ambassador Initiative newsletter, which includes news, events and stories.

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