Discover is a new health research register for North West London, designed to empower more patients and members of the public to take part in health research. This simple animation video explains how the sign-up process works.
If you live in North West London, then Discover is your opportunity to contribute to health research. Often people who want to contribute to this kind of research (whether they’re unwell or not) don’t know where to start or who to ask. Researchers have a similar problem – they want to improve healthcare, but sometimes can’t find people to participate in studies.
Discover is a way to bridge this gap, bringing the public and researchers together. It is a register of any adults (18 and over) living in North West London who are interested in health research and want to find out more about health research opportunities. The register is for both healthy people and those with a medical condition living in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing.
Health research that you may be able to participate in can range from answering surveys, to having your blood tested, to testing new and innovative medical devices and phone apps and sometimes even participating in clinical trials.
Health research is vital to improving the quality of healthcare and people’s health. With your help, we can improve healthcare services in North West London and beyond, and find better ways to treat and prevent illness and disease.
To get started, join Discover today.