5 good reasons to take part in research!

posted 19 May 2015, 00:51 by Clara Yates   [ updated 19 May 2015, 00:57 ]
It's International Clinical Trials Day on 20th May 2015 so here are 5 good reasons to take part in research:
  1. Research helps to ensure we provide the best possible care for you and your family
  2. By taking part in research you may benefit directly but are also helping to improve care for patients in the future
  3. Research can give you the chance to have a say about the health care services you receive
  4. Patients involved in research generally do better than those not involved even if they were not on any active treatment or therapy (have a look at this article published in Plos ONE: Research Activity and the Association with Mortality)
  5. Research brings funding into the region which can help to develop local clinical services and contribute to the wider health economy.