The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funds health and care research, translating discoveries into practice. The NIHR’s vision is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research, involving patients and the public in all of their work. There is a comprehensive section about patient and public involvement in research on the NIHR website: www.nihr.ac.uk/patients-carers-and-the-public
The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Yorkshire and Humber is one of the regional clinical research delivery arms of the NHS. There is a lot of support available through our local CRN for patients and the public who would like to be involved in research.
The NIHR has also released a guide: Starting Out Guide - Why and how to get involved in research.
If you are interested in becoming an ambassador for research, promoting health research from a patient point of view, then read more information about the Research Champion initiative at the CRN Yorkshire and Humber website. Evie Chandler supports involvement as the locality’s Patient, Public and Carer Involvement and Engagement Officer. You can follow Evie on Twitter at @EviePPICRNyh.