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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.
Testing the effectiveness of a new drug to prevent COVID-19 infection.
Establishing a PPI (patient and public involvement) panel to advise on a study examining how adult community health services influence and affect use of hospital-based services.
Understanding fatigue-related symptoms experienced by people after infection with COVID-19.
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.
This study is investigating a new digital tool to help people improve their inhaler technique and help with treatment of asthma.
This project will establish a PPIE (patient and public involvement and engagement) group to advise on all stages of mesothelioma research.
Developing new treatments using digital technologies to understand what happens when someone breathes.
Establishing an advisory group for a study developing the use of artificial intelligence to transform the diagnosis of lung cancer and other thoracis diseases.
Assessing how well a new blood test can help determine if exposure to cats can make allergy or allergy symptoms worse.
Study looking to understand why some people with diabetes experiences low mood and anxiety.
Looking at the effects of wearing vibrating insoles in day-to-day life and assess whether they can improve balance and increase physical activity.
Study looking to understand how genes cause multiple sclerosis in people from different ethnic backgrounds.
Investigating the genetic causes of Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders.
Understanding more about the causes of GCA (giant cell arteritis).
Testing new antiviral treatments for people with COVID-19 that can be taken at home.
Understanding how the brain processes pain and how it learns and adapts to sensory experiences over time.
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.
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