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How to get involved in research



List of places where patients can go to find out more about research generally



NIHR People in Research (here), find out more about helping out with research and what opportunities are available






Healthtalk (here), find out more about how to be involved and see other people’s stories about the interaction between patients and researchers. This site also offers a lot of information about how to cope with skin conditions as well as general information about how to interact with your GP or what to consider when participating in a clinical trial.





Where to find clinical trials


You can influence and take part in research too.


There are multiple websites, covering trials in the UK or worldwide


UK –  here

Worldwide – here  or  here 



Cancer specific - here



Thames Valley specific (also includes patient experience surveys) - here










If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please contact us -




UK TREND currently has patient support group representatives on its Steering Committee and would be happy for more patients or relatives to become members of UK TREND (please see membership form link below).  





Patient involvement in research is crucial and UK TREND is eager to support patients in finding helpful information and ways to be involved.






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Useful Links


National Eczema Society Regional Support Group 


Eczema Out-reach Scotland


BAD resources



On the BAD website there are patient information leaflets available that explain various skin diseases in easily accessible language - click here to view these.


The BAD website also have a list of patient support groups. These are groups formed by patients to offer support and advice to others afflicted with the same disease - click here 





Understanding research


If you are interested in research generally you might think about undertaking the Future Learn course (here) or other courses on this website from findacure (here).





Explanations of the key stages of clinical research can be found in the following pages see here.