In 2018/2019 over 850,000 members of the public took part in research.

This public participation, from people just like you, has helped provide valuable knowledge to help people live healthier and better lives now and in the future. This research helps improve health and social care provided by the NHS and others.  It also helps advance medicine to find new cures and better treatments for future generations.

Some useful links below for Patient and Public Involvement:

Watch the NIHR Be Part of Research animation below to find out how participating in research can change lives and the future of healthcare.

Be part of research

Why should I get involved?

You might want to get involved in research to:

  • learn more about a condition that affects you
  • make a difference, by helping to improve treatments and quality of life, now and for future generations
  • support medical research for a particular condition or disease that you care about
  • access new treatments
  • take an active role in your own care.

Visit the Be Part of Research website for more information.