COVID Connect brings together CRN leaders and members of the public to discuss key topics related to the delivery of research during the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, six members of the public, including some who have lived experience of participating in COVID-19 therapeutics (treatment drug) trials in hospital, joined Dr William van’t Hoff, NIHR CRN Chief Executive to discuss what more can the NIHR CRN do to support research during COVID-19 pandemic?
Key findings: Research matters to patients and the public and they want to be involved. The NIHR should use COVID-19 as an opportunity to engage more people with research, and involve the public in sharing key messages. There is a greater role for public partners in the NIHR CRN, but also the public needs locally-specific information about research participation.
Publication date: 1st January 2021
Date added to Learning For Involvement: 19th April 2022Download