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Help BEAT Diabetes

NurtuRE Greater Manchester

Making it easier to find out about and take part in research into pregnancy, childbirth and early years


Can a home-based exercise programme help slow down the progression of type 1 diabetes?


Investigating cognitive impairment in people with long Covid


Can eating programmes help people who have been told they're pre-diabetic?

Recruiting studies

Currently looking for people to take part

Research For The Future home page

Research for the Future is an award-winning, NHS supported campaign that helps people find out about and take part in health and care research.  Getting involved in research means you are helping to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses.

Everyone is welcome to register with Research for the Future, whether you have a health condition or not. The only requirement is that you must live in England and be 18 or over. Registering means you will receive information about opportunities to take part in research.

We have opportunities to get involved in research across all health conditions as well as for healthy volunteers.

There are many different types of research to get involved with including:

  • completing a survey or questionnaire
  • being part of a discussion group
  • trialling new technology or testing new equipment
  • helping to develop and design a research project
  • being involved in a clinical trial.

We also have five areas of particular interest, our ‘Help BEAT’ campaigns, and we are especially keen to hear from people living with one, or more of these health conditions.  Our current campaigns are Help BEAT Diabetes, Help BEAT Heart Disease, Help BEAT Kidney Disease, Help BEAT Respiratory Disease and Help BEAT Coronavirus.

Current studies

Omega-3 and skin ageing

Investigating whether an omega-3 supplement can improve skin changes after menopause.

Find out more about: Omega-3 and skin ageing


Evaluating how smart insoles and socks can be used to monitor and improve foot health for people with diabetes-related neuropathy (foot impairment).

Find out more about: REAL PRETECTION

NHS Lung Health Check

Developing a system to evaluate how the NHS Lung Health Check is provided and the long-term effects on the health of those using it.

Find out more about: NHS Lung Health Check

NurtuRE Greater Manchester

Understand what would make it easier to find out about and take part in research into pregnancy, childbirth and early years.

Find out more about: NurtuRE Greater Manchester

Antennae Project

Training peer educators to help raise awareness and increase involvement in kidney research from Black and South Asian communities and poorer areas of Greater Manchester.

Find out more about: Antennae Project

Brain tumour research

Investigating how brain and skull-based tumours develop and progress. Healthy volunteers.

Find out more about: Brain tumour research

MoodMaps: CKD and depression

Understanding how people with chronic kidney disease experience depression and psychological wellbeing, and the treatments and services available.

Find out more about: MoodMaps: CKD and depression

Digital pharmacy services

Understanding experiences of using digital health technologies and exploring how these could be used in community pharmacy.

Find out more about: Digital pharmacy services

ACES Diversity

Capturing the experiences of cervical screening for people from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds and exploring views on alternative methods.

Find out more about: ACES Diversity

Salford Kidney Study

Investigating the causes and complications of kidney disease, monitoring disease progression, and helping to improve patient outcomes.

Find out more about: Salford Kidney Study

Lessons from the interface

Understanding public experiences of receiving treatment and care in both NHS and private hospital.

Find out more about: Lessons from the interface


Investigating cognitive impairment in people experiencing symptoms of long Covid.

Find out more about: CICERO


Investigating if drugs already used in the NHS can be used as a treatment for visual hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s Disease or Lewy Body Dementia.

Find out more about: TOP HAT

3D gait analysis

Healthy volunteers to help develop a new approach to diagnosing iNPH (idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus), a brain disorder that can lead to difficulty walking.

Find out more about: 3D gait analysis

Pomegranate extract and inflammageing

Measuring the effects of pomegranate extract supplements on blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation, as well as muscle and brain function

Find out more about: Pomegranate extract and inflammageing


Investigating whether a home-based exercise programme can help people recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) slow down the progression of the disease.

Find out more about: EXTOD-Immune

Integrated bipolar parenting intervention

Testing the effectiveness of an online intervention for parents with bipolar disorder.

Find out more about: Integrated bipolar parenting intervention


Understanding why some people experience anxiety and depression by exploring the influence of genetic and environmental risk factors.

Find out more about: GLAD


Investigating the effects of a time restricted eating programme on blood sugar control for people who have been told they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Find out more about: OFFSET


This project will establish a PPIE (patient and public involvement and engagement) group to advise on all stages of mesothelioma research.

Find out more about: PREDICT-Meso PPI Group


Developing new treatments using digital technologies to understand what happens when someone breathes.

Find out more about: OptiMuscle

ADAMS: Multiple sclerosis study

Study looking to understand how genes cause multiple sclerosis in people from different ethnic backgrounds.

Find out more about: ADAMS: Multiple sclerosis study

Parkinson’s Families Project (PFP)

Investigating the genetic causes of Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders.

Find out more about: Parkinson’s Families Project (PFP)

UK GCA Consortium – retrospective study

Understanding more about the causes of GCA (giant cell arteritis).

Find out more about: UK GCA Consortium – retrospective study


Investigating if medications currently prescribed to treat people with diabetes and heart problems could be used to prevent heart problems.

Find out more about: PONTIAC II

Study archive

View all research opportunities and studies that we have promoted online

Find out more about: Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

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