Our network supports research studies right across England, and health professionals have a key role to play in helping to recruit patients to take part in studies.
We know that health professionals are busy people, with challenging jobs to do – and it’s our job to help ensure that studies are well planned and operate as smoothly as possible, so that you can support research without adding unduly to your workload.
Our eight local research networks are made up of clinical and professional staff and stroke researchers, working closely with patients and their carers. They offer practical support for setting up and running research studies, and increase participation in research by people who have had a stroke or are at risk of stroke.
The local networks also help research teams to secure the governance agreements and paperwork they need to carry out studies in the NHS, and can introduce researchers to relevant professionals working with stroke patients.
We support studies funded by the UK and overseas governments, as well as commercial research, helping the life-sciences industry to access the NHS in England and maximising our contribution to stroke research on a worldwide level.
Find out more
To find out more, or to get involved in stroke research, contact your Local Research Network, who can tell you more about the range of studies taking place in your area.