NW Coast Cancer Research Partnership

This project will establish a Cancer Research Partnership to support the planning and development of cancer research across the North West Coast, making sure everyone can take part in eligible cancer studies.

It is important that research reflects the needs of everyone, and by establishing this group, researchers hope to understand the reasons why people take part in research, whilst others don’t.

This Partnership will help develop a user experience survey, make sure the patient voice is included in all stages of research, and advise on the best ways to promote studies and opportunities in the future.

It is being led by a team of researchers and staff based at the NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast.


  • Aged 18+
  • Live in the North West Coast region (including, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and South Cumbria)
  • Have been affected by cancer, either as a patient, carer or family member
  • Have an interest in improving care for those affected by cancer


  • Online (via Zoom or Microsoft Teams)


  • Attending and contributing to the Cancer Research Partnership:
    • There will be between two and four meetings each year, with each lasting approx. two hours.
    • It is hoped that at least one of these will be face-to-face.

Participants will receive a contribution for their time, plus any expenses for face-to-face meetings

Recruiting until

  • 31 July 2023

Want to take part or learn more?