Patients and Public

Getting involved in Research and Innovation

Patient Information and health and care research.- Read how GDPR effects research activity here.

Involving service users and carers in the planning and undertaking of research is a Department of Health priority and a key requirement for NHS research funding.

Our Service User Research Champions can help to recruit people with lived experience of a range of mental health conditions to support clinical studies.

We can also help secure funds to support involving users and carers in the early stages of research planning.

If you are a Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust service user or carer and you would like to find out more about becoming involved in local research opportunities we would be happy to hear from you.


Useful Documents:

NIHR - Understanding Clinical Trials

Understanding Clinical Trials - NIHR

Useful Links:

The Clinical Research Network provides information on how patients, carers and the public can help research through participation and active involvement. There is also information on the positive impact of being involved in research through the research changed my life campaign.

INVOLVE – Funded by NIHR; INVOLVE is a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

Health Research Authority – Provides information about what the HRA do and how they are protecting and promoting the interests of patients and the public in health research.