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The Health Research Authority (HRA) was established in December 2011 to protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health research, and to streamline the regulation of research. It is committed to involving patients and the public in its work.
Funded by the Department of Health and managed by the National Healthcare-Associated Infection Research Network (HCAI RN), Service Users Research Forum (SURF) provides a forum for members of the public to find out more about HCAI research and supports their involvement by ensuring they are able to make a valid and meaningful contribution to the research process. SURF also provides an opportunity for researchers and healthcare professionals to work in collaboration with service users, their carers and members of the public to improve current research, widely disseminate findings and identify the most important areas for future research.
healthtalk.org, run by the DIPEx charity, lets you share in other people’s experiences of health-related conditions and illnesses. You can watch video or listen to audio clips of the interviews, read about people’s experiences and find information about conditions, treatment choices and support. The research that appears on the site is produced by the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care.
Healthwatch England is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. With a network of 152 local Healthwatch, they work to make sure that the overall views and experiences of people who use health and social care services are heard and taken seriously at a local and national level.