The Research for the Future team

L-R Katherine, Lillian and Lisa the Research for the Future team

About Research for the Future

Research for the Future encourages people to take part in NHS health research.

Our ‘Help BEAT’ campaigns invite people living with certain health conditions to find out about research opportunities relevant to them. Our current campaigns include: Help BEAT Diabetes, Help BEAT Heart Disease, Help BEAT Kidney Disease and Help BEAT Respiratory Disease.

Most of our research takes place in and around Greater Manchester and the North West of England.

Why is health research important?

Research has always been at the heart of the NHS. By carrying out research into what works, we are able to continually improve treatments and understand how to focus NHS resources where they will be most effective. Research helps to discover the best ways to prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses. The medicines and treatments we use today are only available thanks to people volunteering to take part in research studies in the past.

The National Institute of Health Research is the research delivery arm of the NHS. Operating across England through local clinical research networks, including Greater Manchester, it ensures effective delivery of research across all health specialties.
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NorthWest EHealth are world leaders in the innovative and trustworthy use of routinely collected healthcare data for clinical trials.
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Health Innovation Manchester is an academic health science and innovation system, established to drive innovation in to health and social care services.
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Group was formed in 2017 when Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust came together. It covers Bury / Rochdale, Oldham, Salford and North Manchester.
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