NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group’s member practices have recruited more patients into clinical research than ever before, contributing to an overall national record for research participants.
1589 people registered with a Vale of York GP took part in primary care research projects during 2018/19 ranging from questionnaire to interventional studies including adults and children – a 45% increase from the previous year.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) supported studies which collectively reached over eight hundred and seventy thousand (870,250) people – a number which marks a significant step towards the NHS Long Term Plan’s goal of one million people taking part in clinical research by 2023/24
Michelle Carrington, the CCG’s Executive Director of Quality and Nursing said: “Promoting research to our population is increasingly important to improve health and social care services and improve quality of life.
“1589 people signed up for research is an amazing achievement for the Vale of York and a significant contribution to the overall national figure. Research is vital to the local population and we encourage more people to get involved.”
Anyone interested in taking part in clinical research can find more information on the CCG’s website: https://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/our-work/our-research/
The full NIHR Media release can be accessed here: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/record-number-of-patients-take-part-in-clinical-research/11460