TEWV research and development
Flatts Lane Centre
Tel: 01642 283501
What is research?
- Developing new knowledge that could lead to changes in treatments, policies or care.
- Being involved.
- Discovering new things together.
Why is research important?
- It provides evidence that something works or does not work.
- It involves looking at your care, treatments, and services.
- It promotes awareness of health issues, health care, treatments and the services you access.
- It gives you the chance to understand more about a particular condition.
- It can be life changing.
- It will improve the health of future generations.
Who is involved in research?
Anyone can be involved in research. We particularly encourage service users and carers to get involved.
Research can be carried out by healthcare professionals or researchers working in a University, or other health and social care organisations.
If I choose to participate, what is involved?
All research is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw at any time without reason.
All research is confidential, as it is with your care.
You will be given an information sheet about the research study. This will give in depth information about what is involved and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss further with a member of the research team if you wish.
You will usually sign a consent form if you decide to take part in the study. This can be done with a researcher present in a clinic or in your own home.
Types of research
There are many types of research you could be involved in:
- Questionnaires and surveys.
- Interviews and focus groups.
- New intervention
- Medication trial.
“The research interviewer made us feel very comfortable throughout the process.”
Anonymous, patient research experience survey
“People should know that they can drop out of a study at any time. I would encourage everyone to consider taking part in research. A clinical trial might benefit you and if it doesn’t it could benefit someone else. If you get involved in wider research, like me, it keeps the brain going.”
Sue, patient and public involvement and engagement member
How can I get involved in research?
You can ask a member of your care team on how to get involved or contact the research team using the details provided at the top of this leaflet.
If you’d like to get involved or have an informal discussion about what is involved please contact TEWV.ResearchandDevelopment@nhs.net or call 01642 283501.
You can also follow what we do on Twitter @TEWVResearch
|Date last updated:||24 July 2019|
|Archive date:||24 July 2022|
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