Healthcare professionals

Support your patients, their carers and the public in signing up to 'Join dementia research'.

As a healthcare professional, you can help us promote the service.

The goal is to make it possible for anyone and everyone who wants to be involved in dementia research to get the chance to, which will help to improve our understanding of dementia, as well as shape services and treatments available to patients in the NHS.

"I believe offering research opportunities is one of many positive things that we can suggest to people. Whilst it might not immediately benefit them, it can generate benefits for generations to come and it’s a way of fighting back against the dementia, and I think a lot of people see research as exactly that – a way of fighting back against the condition.”

Dr Jo Rodda, a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

What promotion materials are available? 

'Join dementia research' has also developed a range of printed materials, including leaflets and posters, which support communication and promotion of the service. These can be downloaded by visiting our materials page.

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Want to find out more?

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  • ‘Join dementia research’ is an easy way for people to find out about research studies that could take part in, which match their information and interests. Being able to provide an opportunity to take part in research can be part of the support after diagnosis.

  • It provides increased accessibility and equal access to research opportunities across the country.

  • Empowering patients to take control and explore opportunities themselves.

  • Improves patient understanding and awareness of research.

  • All research studies on the 'Join dementia research' service are ethically approved.

  • The register has been fully endorsed by the Health Research Authority.

  • The service is held in a safe and secure web-based system managed by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Information Standards.

  • The new service will be available to potential volunteers in the NHS, as a normal aspect of any dementia care pathway or service which cares for older people with dementia, in compliance with the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP) research standards.

  • Improved study performance, therefore improved research delivery to inform healthcare

  • You can order download materials (such as posters and leaflets) from our materials page.

  • There are over 50 studies on the service. Studies are available across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.