Can you help to spread the word about research?

 

Image result for nihrThe Clinical Research Network North West London is looking for Research Champions to help them raise awareness of research in North West London.

The Clinical Research Network North West London is a part of the National Institute for Health Research. They make it possible for everyone from patients to research and healthcare staff to take part in research in their region. You can read more about them on their website.

Research Champions are volunteers who give their time to help spread the word about health and care research to patients and the public. They also help research and healthcare staff understand more about the experiences of those who take part in research.

Anyone can be a Research Champion – whether you’ve taken part in research or not – all you need to be is passionate about getting more people involved in research so that they can develop better care and treatment for everyone.

Activities you can choose to take part in include running research stalls in hospital or GP surgery receptions, sharing information about research with your local community or giving talks about your experiences to people interested in research.

In return they offer free training, access to a national Research Champions Community Space online and invitations to events and other activities.

Their first events include a Research Champions Launch Party in May, as part of their International Clinical Trials Day celebrations.

To find out more or sign up, please email the CRN NWL Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager Danielle Neal at danielle.neal@nihr.ac.uk or call 020 3133 4012.