The Research Champion initiative is supported by NIHR Clinical Research Networks across the country. The NIHR advises that "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."

If you are enthusiastic about health research and would like more information about becoming a Research Champion in the Yorkshire and Humber area then you can contact Evie Chandler to discuss. Evie supports research involvement as our locality’s Patient, Public and Carer Involvement and Engagement Officer. You can also follow Evie on Twitter at @EviePPICRNyh.

The Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber has produced a short video in which John White explains why he volunteers as a Research Champion (previously known as Patient Research Ambassadors):

There is a lot of useful information about patient and public involvement (PPI) in Yorkshire and Humber on our local Clinical Research Network’s (LCRN) website:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/lcrn/yorkshire-and-humber/

For more information about what being a Research Champion involves please visit the NIHR website:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/patients-carers-and-the-public/i-want-to-help-with-research/research-champions.htm