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Without research, many of the treatments and types of care that we routinely receive today in the NHS wouldn’t be available.

Members of the public have an essential role to play, since without people agreeing to take part in research studies these improved treatments and care wouldn’t exist.

There are many different ways people can take part in health and social care research, including:

  • receiving a new treatment
  • answering questionnaires
  • giving researchers permission to look at your medical notes
  • giving a blood or urine sample

Research is a routine part of treatment and care in NHS Wales. To find out why research is important, how to get involved, what the benefits are and what is involved for people who take part, please follow this link to the Health and Care Research Wales website.

HealthWise Wales

You can join a HealthWise Wales study if you are aged 16 or over and live in Wales, everyone is invited to join!

Answering simple questions about your health and lifestyle will help to protect your health and that of your friends, family, and of the future generations of Wales.

Follow this link to the HealthWise Wales website for more information. 

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.