The Research for the Future team

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

Who can join Research for the Future?

You can join Research for the Future if you are over 18, have diabetes, a respiratory condition, kidney or heart disease and live in or around Greater Manchester. The majority of research opportunities we offer are based around the Greater Manchester area. If you live elsewhere in England you are still welcome to join the campaign but there will be fewer opportunities to take part.

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.


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NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester

The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) is the research delivery arm of the NHS operating across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches – including NIHR CRN Greater Manchester – delivering research across all health specialties.

We help to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures studies are carried out efficiently and support the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences. We ensure the effective delivery of research across Greater Manchester’s Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers.

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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the safest organisation in the NHS through providing safe, clean and personal care to every patient, every time. It is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Trust. Its team of 7,000 staff provide local services to the City of Salford and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

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North West EHealth

NorthWest EHealth is a not-for-profit organisation formed by a partnership between the University of Manchester, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (formerly NHS Salford). It was set up in 2008 to develop links between academia and the NHS in the area of health informatics and to develop new research using anonymised patient records to support improving healthcare.

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Health Innovation Manchester

Health Innovation Manchester is an Academic Health Science System (AHSS) established to drive proven innovation into health and social care services at pace. Through collaboration with the region’s clinical, academic and industry partners they discover, develop and deploy health and social care improvements to transform the health and well-being of Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million population.

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