Research in our hopsitals

Research in our hopsitals

Taking part in research

Whether you are a patient, carer or simply a member of the east London community, we want you to be involved in our research so that we can make sure we are meeting the needs of our local community.

There are many ways you can help us with our research, from telling us if you don’t understand a question (you’d be surprised how helpful this is!) to making sure people are approached in the right way. You might be asked to help us make sure the research is reported in the right way or to join an advisory group. Whatever your role in helping with our research, you will be at the frontier of modern medicine helping us improve health both locally and across the world.

How you can get involved

Our patient advisers and young person’s group members are always needed! Please contact the research nurses for more information on how to get involved.

If you'd like to find other opportunities to get involved in health and social care research, please visit the people in research website

Payment for public involvement is offered for those in receipt of welfare benefits. The Involve information sheet for the public offers information about what to consider when offered paid involvement. This includes where to seek expert advice about how payment may affect your welfare benefits. It explains the context in which payment is offered and how public involvement in research is different from paid employment (especially important if you are receiving incapacity benefits) and also refers to sections of the Department of Work and Pensions staff guidance that addresses the regulations covering payment for ‘service user involvement’.

Our videos

The children’s clinical research team have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award 2019 in the Clinical Research Nursing category. As part of their presentation they created a short video with testimonials from some of their colleagues and patients highlighting the important role they play in facilitating and delivering research to the community. Watch the video below:

As part of the Nursing Times Awards we were set a challenge to design a gingerbread hospital - here is our entry. A very special thank you to London's Air Ambulance for allowing us to use the helipad for filming.