OK to ask about clinical research
OK to ask campaign
Clinical research is the way in which we improve treatments in the NHS. In many cases doctors will tell patients about research but we also need patients to ask about it and keep research at the top of the NHS agenda.
In a recent consumer poll, only 21% of patients and the public said that they would feel confident asking their doctor about research opportunities.
That is why on International Clinical Trials Day 2013 and during the whole of 2013/14 The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is promoting the fact that it’s OK to ask about clinical research. We want everybody to get involved; patients, medical professionals and the public to support the campaign.
Patients can support the campaign by:
- asking your doctor or consultant about clinical research
- telling us that you asked, what response you received and any comments or suggestions for improvement via facebook, twitter, email or by phone to 0300 311 99 66.
Professionals can support the OK to ask campaign by:
- Preparing to answer questions about clinical research and letting us know if you have been asked, and showing your support by sending us a picture of yourself and the OK to ask badge.
Send us a message
Show your support for the campaign by sending us a message. If you are a patient that has asked about clinical research, or a professional that has been asked about it, let us know by getting in touch here.
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