Research can help us to support people in Northamptonshire to live healthy lives by increasing our knowledge about health, care, and wellbeing.
We are committed to our population in Northamptonshire living healthy and happy lives – to 'live their best lives’.
Research is one way that we can make this happen by increasing our knowledge about health, care, and wellbeing.
It provides the evidence needed to assess whether new treatments, medicines, and services are better than what is currently available to prevent, diagnose, and treat ill health and to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and population.
Examples of different types of research include clinical trials, completing questionnaires, and taking part in focus groups or interviews.
The benefits of taking part in research include learning more about your health, helping to improve treatments and quality of life now and in the future, and taking an active role in your care. The research carried out today is tomorrow’s treatment and care.
There are various ways to get involved in research.
You can take part in a research study as a participant, or as a research partner by sharing your lived experience to help shape and deliver research.
You can ask your health and care practitioner if you can get involved in research – this could be your GP, pharmacist, consultant, surgeon, nurse or therapist.