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Working with Patient Research Champions

The Patient Research Champion (PRC) volunteer programme is under review and the team has designed a survey to collect views and opinions on the roles PRCs can play in our research. In order to receive as many responses as possible from those who are interested in working with a volunteer and those who may have worked with a PRC previously, the deadline to complete this survey has been extended to Friday 13 May. Please follow this link to complete the survey.

With many Trust volunteers returning to our hospitals now is a good time to look at re-introducing Patient Research Champions, if and where possible. For those unaware, the role of a PRC is to promote health research from a patient’s point of view, support our research staff in the tasks they undertake and help us to give our patients the best experience of taking part in research at Barts Health possible. This could include meeting and greeting trial participants, bringing them refreshments, or handing out PRES surveys.

We also have five new prospective PRCs, for whom we are currently seeking volunteering opportunities. They are expected to complete the volunteer registration process by the beginning of April. You can find out more about the new PRCs in their PRC Profiles, including their preferred hospitals and availability.

Contact James @ patientsinresearch.bartshealth@nhs.net if you would like to work with one of our new PRCs.

Here is the full Patient Research Champion role description [PDF 449KB]

If you have any queries or would like to discuss further, please call the Research Engagement Team on 020 7363 8923 or email patientsinresearch.bartshealth@nhs.net

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