General Resources

Resources for engagement and involvement in health research

The following free resources are to effectively engage patients, the public, professionals, and industry in health research. This website is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact: comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk.

Audience: Public

Posters

What does taking part in research involve? poster

Poster on what taking part in research involves from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

What is research? poster

Poster explaining what research is from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Why is research important? poster

Poster on why research is important from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Why take part in research? poster

Poster on the reasons to take part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

5 good reasons to take part in research poster

Poster from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Be Part of Research A3 posters

Five A3 posters about research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research A4 posters

Five A4 posters about research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Study poster templates

A4 templates to create posters about NIHR-supported studies from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Trust logos can be downloaded here and used in the top right hand corner of posters. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk for advice on using this template. Audience: public.

Research active posters

A4 posters for healthcare settings to inform patients that research is taking place there, provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Research focus posters

Posters on the results of studies from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk. Audience: public.

Patient Research Experience Survey results 2019/20 posters

Posters on the results of a survey into participants' experiences of taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Videos

Who are the NIHR? #WeAreNIHR video

60-second video about the NIHR, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: public.

Health research and you video

Film about research and the NIHR featuring a research participant, consultant, research nurse and GP. This film is subtitled and can be downloaded for display on screens in waiting areas. To download click here, right click on the video you would like and select the download button. Click here for a YouTube link to the video. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: public.

Be Part of Research animation

Animated video on how to search for studies on the Be Part of Research website from the National Institute for Health Research. The subtitled video can be downloaded here to use on information screens. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: public.

Different ways to take part in research

Video on what taking part in research can involve from the National Institute for Health Research. An MP4 file of the video can be downloaded from here. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: public.

Who can take part in health research? video

Animated video from the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: public.

Screens and graphics

5 good reasons to take part in research screen

Slide for GP practice and hospital information screens from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Patient testimonial screens

Selection of slides for GP practice and hospital information screens from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

5 good reasons social media graphics

Five social media graphics on reasons the public should take part in NHS research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Taking part in health research infographic

Infographic on what taking part in a research study involves from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. This is available as a PNG file to use online and as a PDF to print and use as a poster. Audience: public.

Public e-newsletter promotion social media graphic

Social media graphic to promote the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands monthly public e-newsletter from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

NIHR TV YouTube channel social media graphic

Social media graphic to promote the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands YouTube playlist from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Research active screens

Slides for GP practice and hospital information screens to inform patients that research is taking place there from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Patient Research Experience Survey results 2019/20 screens

Slides for GP practice and hospital information screens on the results of a survey into participants' experiences of taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Patient Research Experience Survey results 2019/20 social media graphic - good experience

Social media graphic on a survey of participants' experiences of research which found that 91 percent had a good experience of taking part from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Patient Research Experience Survey results 2019/20 social media graphic - would take part again

Social media graphic on a survey of participants' experiences of research which found that 84 percent would take part in another study from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

Flyers, leaflets and booklets

NHS research: how do I get involved? A5 flyers

Selection of A5 flyers on how to get involved in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Each PDF consists of two flyers on an A4 landscape page. Audience: public.

Be Part of Research leaflet - general

Leaflet about NHS, public health and social care research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. This link is for viewing only. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research leaflet - for young people

Leaflet about NHS, public health and social care research for children and young people produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. This link is for viewing only. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research leaflet - easy read

Easy read leaflet about NHS, public health and social care research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. This link is for viewing only. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research postcard

Postcard about NHS, public health and social care research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. This link is for viewing only. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Thank you card

Greeting card to thank patients for taking part in a study from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk. Audience: public.

'Research & you' magazine

Magazine on NHS, public health and social care research in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire from the National Institute for Health (NIHR) and University of Oxford. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk. Audience: public.

What can the NIHR do for you? leafet

Leaflet about the services the NIHR can provide to professionals, patients and the public and industry partners. Audience: all.

Banners

Patient testimonial banner - Marie

Banner about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. Banners can be reproduced through the print supplier used by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

Patient testimonial banner - Martin

Banner about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. Banners can be reproduced through the print supplier used by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

Patient testimonial banner - family

Banner about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. Banners can be reproduced through the print supplier used by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

Patient testimonial banner: Sheena

Banner about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. Banners can be reproduced through the print supplier used by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

5 good reasons banner

Banner about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. Banners can be reproduced through the print supplier used by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

Patient testimonial banner: Colleen

Banner about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. Banners can be reproduced through the print supplier used by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

Patient testimonial banner: Ann

Banner about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. Banners can be reproduced through the print supplier used by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk

Be Part of Research banner 1

Pop-up banner about research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research banner 2

Pop-up banner about research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research banner 3

Pop-up banner about research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Other materials

Model of the human brain

Plastic model of the human brain. Audience: public. To borrow this item email comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk.

Model of the human body

Plastic model of the human body. Audience: public. To borrow this item email comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk.

'Guess the sugar quantity' model

Plastic food models with information on their sugar content. Audience: public. To borrow this item email comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk.

Inflatable cell

Inflatable human cell. Audience: public. To borrow this item email comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk.

Ask me about research badge small (blue)

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code B1 and number of badges you would like.

Ask me about research badge large (blue)

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code B2 and number of badges you would like.

Ask me about research badge small (white)

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code B3 and number of badges you would like.

Ask me about research badge large (white)

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code B4 and number of badges you would like.

Tablecloth

Tablecloth to use at public events from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To request to borrow this item email comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk.

Ask me about research magnetic badge blue

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code OHFT1 and number of badges you would like. Please note these are for staff at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust only.

Ask me about research magnetic badge white

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code OHFT2 and number of badges you would like. Please note these are for staff at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust only.

Ask me about taking part in research magnetic badge blue

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code BHFT1 and number of badges you would like. Please note these are for staff at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust only.

Ask me about taking part in research magnetic badge white

Badge about taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public. To order these contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk with the code BHFT2 and number of badges you would like. Please note these are for staff at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust only.

Ask me about being part of research badge

Badge produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research logo badge

Badge produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research stickers

Selection of stickers produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research foam hand

Foam hand produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research bunting

Bunting produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Be Part of Research leaflet holder

Leaflet holder produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

I'm part of research because... social media board

Social media board produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Print the board, write a message on it about why you work in research and post a photo of yourself holding it to social media. Available in colour and black and white. Audience: public and professionals.

70 discoveries handout

Handout on 70 discoveries that changed the NHS, provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: public.

I'm working on COVID-19 research into... social media board

Social media board produced by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Print the board, write a message on it about what COVID-19 studies you are involved in and post a photo of yourself holding it to social media. Available in colour and black and white. Audience: public and professionals.

Materials to promote the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry

Posters, social media graphics and animations to promote a registry for the public to sign up to volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine studies produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: public.

Audience: Professionals

Study Support Service video

Short video on the Study Support Service, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals and industry.

Continuous improvement - what it is and how it can help video

Short video on how "continuous improvement" can help the Clinical Research Network work more efficiently and effectively, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

Developing a Clinical Academic Career video

Short video on the Clinical Academic Career pathway, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

Clinical research is everyone's future video

Video on clinical research, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

How NHS consultants can get involved in research video

Video on how NHS consultants can get involved in research, provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

How the NIHR supports NHS, public health and social care research video

Video about the National Institute for Health Research, provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

Working as an NHS research nurse video

Video about working as a research nurse, provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

Be Part of Research leaflet - for professionals

Leaflet about research aimed at healthcare professionals produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: professionals. This link is for viewing only. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

NIHR lanyard

Lanyard produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: professionals. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

I'm part of research because... social media board

Social media board produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Print the board, write a message on it about why you work in research and post a photo of yourself holding it to social media. Available in colour and black and white. Audience: public and professionals.

Your path in research poster 1

Poster aimed at healthcare professionals produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: professionals. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Your path in research poster 2

Poster aimed at healthcare professionals produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: professionals. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

4 Ways to get involved in research leaflet

Leaflet about how to get involved in research produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: professionals. To order hard copies, contact comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk or visit the NIHR online print shop.

Your path in research social media board

Social media board produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Print the board, write a message on it about why you work in research and post a photo of yourself holding it to social media. Audience: professionals.

CRN Thames Valley and South Midlands: Why work with us? booklet

A4 booklet on why healthcare professionals should work with the CRN to deliver their research. Copies available from comms.crnthamesvalley@nihr.ac.uk. Audience: professionals.

Patient Research Experience Survey results 2019/20 infographic

Infographic/poster on the results of a survey into participants' experiences of taking part in research from the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Audience: professionals.

I'm working on COVID-19 research into... social media board

Social media board produced by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Print the board, write a message on it about what COVID-19 studies you are involved in and post a photo of yourself holding it to social media. Available in colour and black and white. Audience: public and professionals.

Be Part of Research slide set

Powerpoint slides about the Be Part of Research website produced by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: professionals.

Being a Principal Investigator: Tops tips for nurses and allied health professionals video

Video about being a principal investigator provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

Why I love working in health research video

Video of healthcare staff speaking about why they love working in research provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

NIHR logos and templates

Logos and templates: download NIHR branded logos and templates, including Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

What can the NIHR do for you? leafet

Leaflet about the services the NIHR can provide to professionals, patients and the public and industry partners. Audience: all.

How NIHR funds research video

Animated video about how the NIHR funds research, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

The NIHR in numbers video

Animated video about the numbers of participants in NIHR-supported research in 2019/20 provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals.

Audience: Industry

Study Support Service video

Short video on the Study Support Service, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: professionals and industry.

Part 1: "Why life science companies should deliver clinical research in the UK" video

1-minute video on the why life science companies should deliver clinical research in the UK, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: industry.

Part 2: "Why life science companies should deliver clinical research in the UK" video

1-minute video on the why life science companies should deliver clinical research in the UK, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: industry.

Part 3: "Why life science companies should deliver clinical research in the UK" video

1-minute video on the why life science companies should deliver clinical research in the UK, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: industry.

Bringing innovation to the NHS: The NIHR offer to MedTech video

Video about the what the NIHR can offer to medical technology companies, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: Industry.

Delivering commercial contract research in the UK handout

A5 handout on delivering commercial research, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Patient engagement in clinical development leaflet

Leaflet on engaging with patients when designing studies, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Cerebrotech Visor case study handout

A5 handout on a new device to measure brain injury, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Development of a mobile app to help manage type 2 diabetes handout

A5 handout on an app to help manage type 2 diabetes, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Development of a new diagnostic for acute exacerbation of COPD handout

A5 handout on a diagnostic for acute exacerbation of COPD, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Development of the world’s first patient-attached blood gas, electrolyte and metabolite monitoring system handout

A5 handout on a patient monitoring device, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Development of advanced imaging technology for real time diagnosis of pre-cancerous colon polyps handout

A5 handout on new imaging technology to diagnose pre-cancerous colon polyps, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Medtech brochure

Brochure on what the NIHR can offer to MedTech companies, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Audience: Industry.

Why should you run your clinical trial in the UK's NHS? video

Video about why companies should run their clinical trials in the NHS, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: Industry.

The UK is a unique place to deliver clinical research video

Video about why the UK is a unique place to deliver clinical research, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: Industry.

The NIHR in numbers video

Video of statistics about NIHR backed studies in 2019/20, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: Industry.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) can help run your clinical study in the UK video

Video about the NIHR's free study support service, provided by the National Institute for Health Research. Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: Industry.

How clinical research in the UK is organised video

Animated video about key organisations involved in clinical research in the UK, provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Thames Valley and South Midlands. . Visit the NIHR YouTube channel to watch more videos. Audience: Industry.

What can the NIHR do for you? leafet

Leaflet about the services the NIHR can provide to professionals, patients and the public and industry partners. Audience: all.