Participation in health and care research

The number of people taking part in life-changing research reaches almost one million

Participation in health and care research

It has been another successful year for participation in health and care research, with almost one million participants across England taking part in NIHR research in 2022/23.

Over 100 people in England were recruited every hour to take part – that’s enough people to fill Wembley Stadium over 10 and a half times. NB The data relates to NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) portfolio studies.

Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Executive of the NIHR said:

“The best health and care research requires a number of important elements to come together: world-class researchers, cutting-edge facilities and the generous participation of the public.

“As we celebrate 75 years of our amazing NHS, today’s announcement reminds us that all three elements are firmly in place in this country, and that the UK as a whole remains one of the best places in the world to undertake clinical trials.

“We are so grateful for the continuing support of the many people who take part in research to help shape our future health and care. Thank you to everyone who has done so this year, and I hope even more people will be part of research in the future.”

Read more details on the NIHR website.

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Published: 29 June 2023