The Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre has previously described and supported the roles of both Patient Research Ambassadors and Join Dementia Research Champions. These roles were recently reviewed and the decision has been made to refer to both as Research Champions in future.
Research Champions include patients, carers and members of the public, who may or may not have taken part in a research study. What they all have in common is that they are passionate about getting more people involved in research so that better care and treatments can be developed for everyone.
Research Champions volunteer their time to help spread the word about health and care research to patients and the public. They also help research and clinical staff understand more about the experiences of those who take part in research.
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If you would like more information about the role of the Research Champions in Primary Care or have any questions please contact Eleanor Hoverd, Research Nurse, Eleanor.firstname.lastname@example.org