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Help BEAT Kidney Disease


Measuring loneliness

ACES Diversity

Alternative Cervical Screening

Salford Kidney Study

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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

PULSE patient panel

Establishing a patient panel to develop a grant application for a study looking at methods of rehabilitation for people who have experienced stroke.

Find out more about: PULSE patient panel

Brain tumour research

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

Find out more about: Brain tumour research

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

Digital health technology in rehabilitation

Exploring people’s experiences of using digital health technologies as part of rehabilitation or therapy.

Find out more about: Digital health technology in rehabilitation

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


Understanding the needs and preferences of people with diabetes when managing foot health.

Find out more about: Socksess

Community pharmacy framework

Improving the quality of healthcare services provided at community pharmacies.

Find out more about: Community pharmacy framework


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

Measuring loneliness

Measuring the prevalence and severity of social isolation and loneliness in the general population in England.

Find out more about: Measuring loneliness


Investigating the links between the immune system and cognitive decline after stroke.

Find out more about: Stroke-IMPaCT


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


Assessing how well a new blood test can help determine if exposure to cats can make allergy or allergy symptoms worse.

Find out more about: ForeCAst

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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