Our strategy – Nottingham is Research
Patients and the public are at the heart of everything we do. 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.
We know that patients and the wider public bring a wealth of experience and provide valuable perspectives on the way that research is designed and delivered. Successful translational research must also be practical, acceptable and effective for the patients, carers and communities who will benefit from them, to ensure improved care pathways and treatment can be delivered.
More people than ever before taking part in research
Our research is only possible because of the patients, carers and families who volunteer to take part. In 2018/19 more people than ever before took part in a clinical research trial. Over 14,000 volunteers across Nottingham enabled researchers to test new treatments, technology and therapies which will help to improve healthcare for thousands of people. Through the BRC and the Nottingham Clinical Research Facility, we aim to provide more opportunities for local communities to get involved and have a voice in 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. For this reason, we are committed to involving and engaging our communities through a variety of activities that help us decide what research should be carried out, how research should be carried out and also feedback on the research that has taken place.
We offer a range of opportunities for you to share your views and to help shape the work of the BRC and the Nottingham Clinical Research Facility. We are particularly interested in talking to you, if you have lived experience relevant to any of our six research themes.
In order to delivery our vision, we have created a patient and public involvement strategy: Nottingham is Research: a people strategy.
If you are interested and would like to support our work here at the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, please Get Involved
If you would like more information about how to get involved please contact the Head of Patient and Public Involvement, Kate Frost