Patients are at the heart of the NIHR Imperial BRC – ensuring their involvement and engagement in our research is a key priority for us. Patients and members of the public bring a wealth of experience and provide valuable perspectives on the way research is designed and delivered. Successful translational research ‘from bench to bedside’ relies on the involvement of patients – new diagnostics and treatments must also be practical and effective for the right groups of people, to ensure improved care pathways can be delivered.
Patients can get involved in our research in many ways.
Take Part in a Clinical Trial
The short film below was made in 2013 by the NIHR Imperial BRC, in collaboration with the NIHR Royal Brompton Respiratory and Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Units (BRUs) and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London (NWL). It shows a number of patient perspectives on taking part in clinical trials, and benefits that can be gained from doing so:
You can also find out more about how to join a trial here.
Join one of our panels:
- Imperial and Partners Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Research Forum
- NIHR Imperial BRC Patient Advisory Board
Take part in our training on patient and public involvement
Join us at a public engagement event, such as the Imperial Festival:
For more information about patient panels and other opportunities for getting involved through the hospitals, please visit the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust website.
More interactive content can be found on the Imperial College YouTube channel.