Why get involved?
By getting involved in research, you can help to:
- Improve treatment services
- Identify problems related to a treatment or service
- Identify gaps in knowledge related to specific treatments or conditions
- Ensure that future research is relevant to the needs of a specific group of people
How can I get involved?
Contact our Research & Development Co-ordinator for information on how to get involved in a NOC research project.
Further information can be found at INVOLVE which promotes public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
What does it mean for me?
If you are asked to take part in a research project this may involve:
- Being in a Clinical Trial and testing a new way of diagnosing, preventing or treating a disease
- Filling in a questionnaire
- Giving samples of blood, skin or tissue
- Taking part in a focus group with other patients, carers or members of public
- Being interviewed by researchers to get your views of experiences
Whatever research you take part in, you should always be given:
- A patient information sheet
- A consent form
- Enough time for you to decide whether you wish to participate or not
For more information on your rights, see: