Get involved in research

Get involved in research


In the NHS Constitution research is cited as a core part of the NHS, because it enables the NHS "to improve the current and future health of the population".

West Leicestershire CCG is committed to promoting high-quality health research which focuses on the needs of our population and is relevant to our healthcare priorities.

We have created a short guide aimed at members of the public, including patients, carers and their representatives, who are interested in becoming involved in health research, or simply want to find out more about it. Click here to read or download it.

If you would like printed copies of the guide, please contact

Local Research Networks and Partnerships

The CCG and local research networks are working together to make sure that health research provides the evidence needed to improve healthcare and treatment. Some of the networks have their own information for patients and the public. Click on the networks below to see what research is taking place and how you could get involved:

• Trent Stroke Research Network
• South East Midlands Diabetes Research Network
• Heart of England Mental Health Research Hub
• Medicines for Children Research Network East
• Thames Valley Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network
• Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Cancer Research Network

From April 2014, all of the research networks nationally are becoming regional Clinical Research Networks. We will be part of a Network that covers the whole of the East Midlands. If you want to know more, please contact Debbie Wall. 

Current research

Leicester City CCG, West Leicestershire CCG and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, through local general practices and pharmacies are involved in many different types of health research projects that focus on different conditions and illnesses and also non-clinical research. If you would like to get involved in research or find out what research is happening in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in primary care, please contact

You can also visit the clinical trials gateway to search for research projects taking place in your area that you can get involved in. You can search by location and health condition at: