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For Patient and Public

How to get involved

Public Contributors Review Panel

We have recently trained a small group of interested members and governors into the background of clinical research so they can now read patient facing research materials for us, and edit them to be more understandable to the public.  We fully support this small group and offer full background and briefings on clinical research before they start this role.

"I'm fairly inexperienced in research, and the comments, advice and pointers the public contributors have spent time to feedback to me have been really very helpful.  They have shaped how I think about the study myself, how it will be undertaken, and the comments of the documents significantly.  I'm enormously grateful to them all,  many thanks" (Hepatology Research Fellow)

If you would be interested in finding out more about these roles or in applying to get involved in our research please contact:

Lydia Harris
Tel: 01904 726606

Search for a clinical trial

The National Institute for Health Research has launched a new website Be Part of Research.  This developing website has been designed to make it as easy as possible for the public to find out about health research and enable them to take part.  It also acts as a tool that clinicians and healthcare professionals can use to support patients who ask about research.

To find a clinical trial in your area simply search for a condition or disease and add 'York'.

Clinical Trials - An easy to read guide

What our participants say

'All the research team have been very helpful & support & informed me of what is going on, especially during my treatment ringing me with results from scans which gave me reassurance'

'This research has helped me in my condition and will help others in the future'

'Taking part means my life and others can have a better tomorrow'

What our contributors say

'I have been a lay member of the Research and Development panel for 9 years. It is very interesting to find out about the Trust’s current and potential research projects and satisfying to think I make a small contribution to research that could benefit us all.

I look forward to helping welcome any new members who wish to join us in being a Public Contributor to research'.

Rosemary, a Public Contributor


1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024

York & Scarborough

50 research studies open to recruitment


3246 patients recruited into clinical trials