Public involvement in our research

More information about how patients and the general public can get involved in shaping and developing our research aims and outcomes.

Why is research important?

Research into cardiovascular and respiratory medicine is central to the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals' mission and our starting point is the needs of the patients we treat every day. By investigating the causes of their conditions and testing new ways of diagnosing and treating them, we have been responsible for many significant medical advances which have been taken up across the NHS and beyond.

Research at the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals is usually carried out by the same doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who treat our patients. Their aim is to find better ways of looking after patients and keeping people healthy.

Click on the links below to find out how you can get involved either as a participant in a trial or in helping us to shape how we carry out research.

For more information on how patient information may be used for research, visit the Health Research Authority website.

Current research projects

Learn more about research studies that are currently recruiting volunteers 

Patient and public involvement

Join our patient groups and public forums and help contribute to the future development of our research

Our strategy

We are committed to ensuring that patient and public involvement and engagement is embedded within our research and have developed a strategy to ensure this. Download our strategy for 2017-2020

Research newsletter

Sign up for our research newsletter and find out about the exciting research being carried out at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

Clinical trials

Read the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) guidance to help explain what constitutes a clinical trial