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NIHR launches Shape the Future campaign calling on people to be part of research

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NIHR launches Shape the Future campaign calling on people to be part of research

The NIHR is launching a new campaign calling on people to help shape the future by taking part in research that could one day help the NHS save lives.

Thursday 15th June 2023

“The UK is home to some of the world’s leading research institutions and the NIHR is one of the largest funders of research in the UK. It invested over £1.3 billion in health and social care research in 2021/22, helping to tackle a huge range of health challenges including cancer, diabetes, dementia, COVID-19, mental health and more.

So often this research has been made possible by the unique relationship between the NIHR and the NHS. The NIHR helped 1,289,937 participants take part in over 4,600 portfolio studies in England in 2021/22 and for the fifth year in succession, all NHS trusts across England delivered NIHR portfolio studies by helping their patients take part.

Launched to coincide with commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the NHS, the ‘Shape the Future’ campaign is calling on even more of the public to take part in research and sign up to clinical trials through its Be Part Of Research service – to help find the next breakthrough or innovation that will support the NHS provide even better care.

This service makes it easy for people – the public and health and care professionals alike – to find and take part in health and care research happening locally and nationally across the UK. It has introduced a new volunteer registry to make it even easier for everyone to be part of improving health treatments and care.

The NIHR will bolster the NHS through the next 75 years of its history and the studies it funds and supports have the power to shape the way health and care is delivered in the future.”

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