London (S) have recently been involved in the development of a brand new website, Involving London, designed to enable patients and the public to find out how they can get involved in health and social care research and get up-to-date information on current research opportunities.
The new website ‘Involving London’, led by RDS London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre, has been set-up by Patient Public Involvement Leads and Managers from various organisations across London, such as NHS Trusts, Research Networks/Centres and Support Services. The site aims to bring patients and the public together, to work with researchers who are looking for people to get involved in research studies across the capital.
Carol Porteous, Patient and Public Involvement Lead for Research Design Service London, explained the importance of involving service users’ in research studies: “Patients, carers, service users and the public people bring valuable insight into research; they can help establish why the research question is important and help focus the study. Their input is vital to ensure that the research will have the greatest impact for patients and the public in the long term”.
Sophie Auckland, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and King’s College Biomedical Research Centre User Involvement Manager added: “ We want to hear from researchers looking for patient, carers and service users and anyone who is interested in finding out more about involvement in research.”
‘Involving London’ has features on the latest news and events, as well as other useful online resources all available at the click of a button.
Visit the website at: www.involvinglondon.co.uk
For further information contact Carol Porteous or Sophie Auckland on firstname.lastname@example.org