“I Am Research” gives patients, the public and health and social care research professionals a chance to shout about how fantastic research is. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it has on people’s lives.
Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in health research. This research drives new and better treatments and though there’s not always a research study to suit everyone, there are other ways to be involved or stay in touch. This could be as a Patient Research Ambassador, advising researchers on improving patient experiences, looking at studies coming on to the UK Clinical Trials Gateway, signing up for mailings, or simply talking about research.
More information on the “I Am Research” campaign can be found here: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news-and-events/support-our-campaigns/i-am-research/