NEWS FROM THE CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK which Park Surgery is a member of:
"We are writing with news of a significant achievement for NHS research. We have had news that we have surpassed one million participants in primary care research.
Over the years, these studies have looked at a healthier lifestyle, disease diagnosis and prevention and management of long-term illnesses, such as diabetes.
Simon Denegri is the NIHR National Director for Patients and the Public in Research, he said:
“This is fantastic news. The nature of the health challenges facing the UK means that GPs, in partnership with patients and carers, have a crucial role to play in developing treatments of patient benefit. That over one million people have volunteered to participate in clinical studies is a mark of how successful this partnership has become. The NIHR hopes that many more people and their families will be encouraged by this to also come forward and help us do more life-saving work. Research cannot happen without them.”
Read the full story on the NIHR website: http://bit.ly/primarycareoneinamillion
There is further information on the website including a Q&A with the Royal College of General Practitioners. You can also follow the story on Twitter using #NHSresearch and #oneinamillion
Please pass the message to teams who have been involved in research I have some posters from the NIHR which I am dropping in the post today, these can be displayed in patient waiting areas etc.
Information for patients groups/participation in the NIHR for patients through the link below.
Thank you and congratulations for all your past and ongoing efforts to support research. "