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Taking part in PRES

You can access the survey via this link: Participant in Research Experience Survey (

PRES is a standardised survey across all CRN Networks, since 2020 this has allowed us to take part in national benchmarking.

PRES results from previous years:

You will see from previous year’s results (2020) that primary care research teams in the North West Coast have made a significant and positive impact on those who have taken part in research. Take a look at the results.

Clinical Research Networks PRES Survey Feedback

The Clinical Research Networks PRES Survey asked patients to share their experience of taking part in research. The feedback can be found below:

  • We have registered 191 responses so far in 2021-22 (114 Ashfields, 77 Kiltearn) and a selection of the responses:
  • 75.92% of respondents agree or strongly agree that the researchers valued their taking part in research. 
  • 75.91% agree or strongly agree that staff have always treated them with courtesy and respect
  • 85.86% agree or strongly agree that they would take part in research again.  

Some of the Comments received were

  • “Excellent staff contacts – Janet Rhodes and Tracey Waller – who have been the same for over two years and explain everything perfectly.”
  • “Everything was fully explained to me by letter, and followed up with a phone call.  The test was quick and easy to perform, in the comfort of my home, no travel involved.”
  • “Felt I was giving something back to the NHS.”
  • “Pleased to be helping with stroke prevention.”

‘Be Part of Research, the successor site to the UK Clinical Trials Gateway, is now live!

International Clinical Trials Day

To mark International Clinical Trials Day on the 20th May the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) launched a new campaign called ‘Be Part of Research’. The campaign seeks to encourage people to get involved in research and pledge support to help raise greater awareness about research opportunities.

Click on this link to help support the campaign –

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK

The only way to beat the condition is through research.

People with dementia or memory problems, their carers and anyone who is interested can sign up to Join Dementia Research. You can also sign up for someone else, providing that you have their consent. Registering is the first step in becoming involved in supporting vital research studies across the nation more

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