OK to ask aims to encourage more patients or carers to ask about research opportunities that could be available to them or their loved ones, if they have a medical condition they are receiving treatment for. That essentially it is “OK to ask” about research opportunities.
A recent survey conducted by the NIHR Clinical Research Network showed that 95% of people surveyed said it was important to them that the NHS carries out clinical research but less than 21% said they would feel very confident about asking their doctor about research opportunities.
Whilst the campaign is primarily aimed at encouraging more patients to ask about research opportunities, it’s also about reminding all healthcare professionals from consultants and GP’s to nurses and midwives, whether research-active or not, to be research-aware.
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