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Research for the Future is an 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 years or over. Registering means we will inform you about research opportunities you may wish to take part in.
We offer 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:
- helping to design a study
- being part of a discussion group
- completing a survey
- helping to test new equipment, or
- being involved in a clinical trial.
We also have five areas of particular interest, our ‘Help BEAT’ campaigns. Our current campaigns are Help BEAT Coronavirus, Help BEAT Diabetes, Help BEAT Heart Disease, Help BEAT Kidney Disease and Help BEAT Respiratory Disease. We are especially keen to hear from people living with these health conditions as we regularly have research opportunities in these areas.
Understanding the experiences of people with double vision.
Developing an equality impact assessment for new treatments for benign prostate hyperplasia.
Testing people’s perceptions and experiences of pain.
Exploring accessibility and communication and what makes people feel engaged and proud to be involved in research.
Looking to understand if certain medications can help slow down the progression of MND (motor neurone disease).
Investigating the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Testing two low-calorie diets aimed at helping people with type 1 diabetes lose weight and improve blood glucose control.
Understanding more about the causes of GCA (giant cell arteritis).
Investigating whether a new portable self-management system can help people with diabetes manage their blood glucose levels, adhere to treatment plans and improve quality of life.
Collecting people’s experiences of the Covid-19 vaccine booster and monitoring any side effects that may be experienced.
Testing new antiviral treatments for people with COVID-19 that can be taken at home.
Investigating how well a new drug called semaglutide works at helping people lose weight and reduce symptoms of heart failure.
Understanding how the brain processes pain and how it learns and adapts to sensory experiences over time.
Looking to understand how older people from different cultural backgrounds understand and experience anxiety.
Testing a vaccine to be used as a booster to prevent coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
Understanding why people with different chest conditions develop a cough and how it compares to people without a chest condition.
Looking to determine if certain medications can help prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Investigating the effect of medication reviews on blood pressure control in people with hypertension.
The PRINCIPLE clinical trial is looking to find low-risk treatments that can be taken at home for people with COVID-19 symptoms.
Investigating if medications currently prescribed to treat people with diabetes and heart problems could be used to prevent heart problems.
View all research opportunities and studies that we have promoted online