Our clinical trials would not be possible without the selfless participation of our patients and support by their loved ones. In addition to trial participation, there are many different ways the public can get involved in our research.
Patients and members of the public are often invited to give their views and personal experience of illness and treatment to help to prioritise, plan, deliver, evaluate and share health and social care research.
You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience, just willingness to share your thoughts or personal experiences and to work as part of a team to help shape research.
Before you get involved with any activity you will be told what to expect. For example, how long it will take, what tasks you need to do, support or training available and any payment offered.