New health research register for North West London launched.

The Discover Health Research Register is now open to volunteers!

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  • 31st January 2018

Discover is a register of 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 also those with a medical condition.

NHS and academic researchers can search 'de-personalised' health information to find people who may be suitable for health research opportunities. If you have joined Discover and match the search criteria, the researcher can ask the Discover team to re-identify you - the researcher will not be able to do this.

Only the Discover team will be able to see information that identifies you, for example your name and contact details. Once you are re-identified, the team will contact you about the research opportunity. If you are interested in finding out more, the Discover team will pass your contact details on to the researcher who will get in touch with you to discuss it further.

Health research is vital to improving the quality of healthcare and people’s health. With your help, we want to improve healthcare services and find better ways to treat and prevent illness and disease. Health research can range from participating in surveys, to having your blood tested, to testing new medical devices and phone apps and sometimes participating in clinical trials.

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