Get involved

Get involved

Volunteer or join a conversation

Nottingham is one of the most active centres for clinical research in the UK. Our research needs you.

Our research is only possible because of the people who agree to take part in studies, support our researchers to develop new trials and volunteer to help us improve the way we carry out research in Nottingham.

There are different ways that you can get involved from volunteering in our hospitals to joining conversations about research, to responding to surveys and questionnaires about new ideas.

Whether you’ve got a few minutes or a few hours you can make a really important contribution to new research in Nottingham.

The benefits of getting involved

Being part of research can have a number of benefits, in whatever way you choose to get involved:

You might want to get involved in research to:

  • learn more about a condition that affects you or someone you know
  • make a difference, by helping to improve treatments and quality of life, now and for future generations
  • support medical research for a particular condition or disease that you care about
  • take an active role in your own care, or someone you care for
  • learn more about science and how new medicines or breakthrough treatments are developed
  • support your local clinical teams in the work they do

What our volunteers say

“Without research, we won’t make any progress in developing a greater understanding of the condition. We won’t get answers to the questions people living with tinnitus, or whatever their medical condition is, want addressed. Being involved in research is satisfying. You’re investing in developing the potential treatments of the future.”

John Rowley, patient with tinnitus

“Anything that helps future medical research is so useful and so valuable, not just to patients themselves but to their carers and relatives.”

Angela Yates, research volunteer for MRI studies

“It’s pretty good to show how we – just as a group – can make such an impact on the studies.”

Member of the Young Person’s Advisory Group