There are many opportunities to support research. Whether it’s learning more about it or suggesting topics, there are lots of ways you can help to improve health and care in the UK.
Volunteer to improve research
If you have a more time, feel confident enough to get more involved or have already taken part in a research study you might be interested in a more formal volunteer role.
Become a Research Champion
Research Champions are patients, carers, members of the public, people who have taken part in a research study before, as well as those who haven’t. Something that they all have in common is that they are passionate about getting more people involved in research so that we can develop better care and treatment for everyone.
Research Champions volunteer their time to help spread the word about health and care research to patients and the public, and especially those groups who are currently less likely to take part in research. They also help research and healthcare staff understand more about the experiences of those who take part in research.
Interested in becoming a Research Champion visit the National Institute for Health Research website for more information.