Patients and participants

Our research can only improve people’s health, with the involvement and participation of patients and other members of the public. The majority of the people, who participate in our studies, consider taking part in research when they review their treatment options with their doctor. People choose to take part in research for a variety of reasons.  As you would expect taking part in research can offer participants the potential to benefit from the latest treatment, as well as additional monitoring from clinical staff and the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their condition. There are a number of other ways the public make valuable contributions to the clinical research process.  For example, joining a patient research user group, enables patients to provide researchers with invaluable advice and insight into the design of studies. In the video below, staff members showcase our successful partnership with Cheadle Hulme School pupils, including their participation in our public and patient involvement and engagement group, and their valuable input into the design process of our revamped Manchester CRF at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

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Adults clinical research facility

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Children's clinical research facility

Learn more about visiting our children's clinical research facility.

Join our research user group

To find out more about joining the Manchester Clinical Research Facility Research User Group, please email: or telephone: 0161 276 6614

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