What does taking part or participation in research mean?

Participation in research is where someone takes part in a research study, for example, being asked questions about their health condition or testing a new treatment in a clinical trial. People may be asked to consider joining a study by their GP or come across an advertisement to join a trial on a noticeboard or in a newspaper.

The NHS has written some very clear information about taking part in clinical trials and issues to consider before taking part in health research you can review this information at NHS Choices.

Participating in a clinical study contributes to medical knowledge. The results of these studies can make a difference in the care of future patients by providing information about the benefits and risks of therapeutic, preventative, or diagnostic products or interventions.

Who is your Research Team at Audley Health Centre?

Dr Sweet leads the research activities and Audley Health Centre works very closely with Keele University to support clinical studies.

What should I do if I am interested in a study at Audley Health Centre?

Anyone interested in participating in a clinical study should know as much as possible about the study and feel comfortable asking the research team questions about the study, the related procedures, and any expenses. Don’t forget if you consider joining a Research Trial you may withdraw from a study at any time, even if the study is not over.

The Research Team are always happy to chat to anyone who would like to know more about the Research Studies and activities at Audley Health Centre  or if they wish to be considered for any of our recruiting studies.

You can also get more information about Clinical Studies on the following link: