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
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’.