Patients & Public

Clinical research needs people, patients and volunteers, to participate in a range of studies and clinical trials.

Nottingham has been a leader in Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in research for many years. Our work with people affected by hearing loss, with arthritis, respiratory diseases, mental health and technology, as well as our involvement of young people, is recognised in the UK and internationally.

As part of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), we continue to put people at the heart of the research that we do. We want to ensure that your involvement makes a meaningful difference. We need to learn from you and share that knowledge so that we can be sure our research is solving the problems that people with some of the most common illnesses currently experience.

Our research is only possible because of the patients, carers and families who volunteer to take part. In 2017/18 over 11,000 people took part in clinical trials across Nottingham, enabling us to test new treatments, technology and therapies which will help to improve healthcare for thousands of people. Through the BRC we aim to provide more opportunities to take part, get involved and have a voice in the research that we do.

We offer a range of opportunities for you to share your views and to help shape the work of the Nottingham BRC. We are particularly interested in hearing from you, if you have lived experience relevant to any of our six research themes.

Take part
If you would like to take part in our research then you can find out about research trials that are currently looking for volunteers here.  Or for more information about taking part in each of our research areas please contact:



Gastrointestinal & Liver Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disease

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Mental Health & Technology