We have a very active research programme at Royal Papworth Hospital – evaluating new ways of diagnosing and treating diseases and new methods of delivery and organisation of care.
At Royal Papworth Hospital we pride ourselves on the quality of care that we provide for our patients. Knowledge in health care is continually changing and we cannot afford to stand still if we are to maintain and improve these standards.
We therefore have a very active research programme at Royal Papworth Hospital – evaluating new ways of diagnosing and treating diseases and new methods of delivery and organisation of care.
This is why we ask all patients who come to Royal Papworth Hospital to be aware of the research ethos of the hospital and to take some time to consider any requests to participate in our studies. Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to making research both relevant and accessible to the general public, to patients and their carers. Patients understand the impact of their disease and needs better than many medical professionals. They may also have important ideas about what research would be most beneficial to their lives; this is why patient involvement in research is so valuable. There are a number of ways you can get involved from taking part in research to helping guide the research pathway by getting involved in the project team and advising on study design.
The involvement of the public in research leads to research that is more relevant to the public's needs and concerns, is more reliable, and is more likely to be used to improve health and social care services.
Royal Papworth Hospital, and the wider NHS network, want to provide the best possible care for our patients - the only way to decide which methods of care are best, is through research.
Patient and public involvement helps researchers design, manage and undertake research projects in collaboration with patients and the public, which leads to research that is more relevant to patient groups.
Our patient research ambassadors promote health research from a patient point of view.