Volunteers help shape medical research

Patient Research Ambassadors volunteer in our hospitals

Meet the Patient Research Ambassadors at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. These ambassadors are volunteers who work with the Trust’s Research and Development department to promote the importance of research to staff and patients alike.

Recently our Patient Research Ambassadors celebrated International Clinical Trials Day. They had a stand in the main atrium at Peterborough City Hospital and in the Treatment Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, where they spoke to patients, staff and visitors about the various studies taking place across the Trust. They also held a mock trial involving biscuits to demonstrate the process of what happens when you take part in a research study. 

Director of Research, Dr Sangeeta Pathak, said: “Our team of Ambassadors are integral to shaping research and the way it is promoted. They have recently produced an information leaflet for patients, highlighting what is involved in a research trial and how patients can get involved. We are very grateful for the work they do; interacting with patients, staff and visitors to pass on the vital message about how taking part in research studies can benefit the advancement of medical and clinical progress”.

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