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Patients, carers and the public

Find out more about the ways to get involved in research and how you could help change people's lives.

Learn more about what’s involved in being part of a study, and how you can find the right study for you.

Your experience can shape research. Join a committee or become a research champion.

See how research has made a difference to people's lives and patient care.

Public involvement in research

Every day thousands of patients, carers and the public go the extra mile to help NIHR make research happen. From taking part in clinical trials to working in partnership with researchers, clinicians, social care practitioners and health professionals to improve the quality of our research, how it is designed, delivered and then used to change treatment and care.

Their contribution to our work since we started has been huge and we value it greatly. It means we can do the best research which is most relevant to the health and social care needs of our diverse nation.

There are many ways you can join in this effort as you will find in these pages. Learn more about research.

Patient stories

Hear how taking part in health research can result in earlier treatment and can change peoples lives for the better.

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