Information for patients and the public

Information for patients and the public

Research helps the NHS provide better care to prevent and treat ill health. Working with Universities, life sciences and other partners, NHS staff look at all aspects of care delivery from new screening programmes to spot disease early, new medicines which target treatment based on patient specific information and new ways of organising and delivering care.

How to get involved

There are many different ways in which you can take part in research. Whether you are a patient looking to trial a new treatment or you are just looking to volunteer your time to help make a difference, there are always new studies and trials in the pipeline.

Speak to one of our experienced research team members to find out if there are any upcoming trials that might be suitable for you or someone you know. Contact us at 01392 403814 or

NIHR Be Part of Research

Visit the NIHR “be part of research” page, to find upcoming trials in your area. You can narrow down your search by location or by medical condition to find the right trial for you.

Please note, not all trials on the NIHR website will be run in collaboration with The Royal Devon.


Become a research champion

Research Champions are patients, carers, members of the public, people who have taken part in a research study before, as well as those who haven’t. Something that they all have in common is that they are passionate about getting more people involved in research so that we can develop better care and treatment for everyone.

Want to become a research champion? Visit the NIHR website for more information

Participant Stories

Last updated: May 24, 2024.


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