We are the only country which runs a public awareness campaign across our national health system to encourage people to participate in clinical research - NIHR 'OK to ask'. We've been doing it for three years on the trot to coincide with International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) in May. Now we want your views on how … Continue reading We are looking for feedback on the #NIHRoktoask campaign from patients, researchers, everyone…. Please help and RT.
How wonderful to see UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey discharged from hospital over the weekend having made a full recovery from Ebola. You may remember that, on New Year's Day as Pauline's condition worsened, the papers were full of the fact that she was to be treated with a new drug. I think the time-dishonoured phrase … Continue reading Musings about badges and labels and that term ‘human guinea pig:’ what would your bumper sticker say as a patient in research?
Why shouldn't you and I be able to take part in appropriate and relevant research as part of our NHS care and treatment? Why shouldn't we be able to expect to have that discussion with our doctor as part of our diagnosis and care? Why shouldn't we be able to access research evidence so we … Continue reading NIHR looks to go PROACTIVE with plan for research participation and engagement