Be a part of research in primary care
Research in the NHS and social care
Why do we do research and how is it used?
Research is valuable even if the findings suggest that a new treatment or process is not the best option - it is as helpful to know what doesn't work as well as what does work.
Research takes a long time, and it can take even longer for a new activity or treatment to become available to patients.
Participants themselves may not benefit from the results of a study, but without the selfless volunteering of participants, progress would stop and care could not improve for future patients.