National Institute of Health Research

New #twosides campaign promotes public involvement in research

14 February 2017

The NIHR is launching a striking new campaign urging patients and the public to get actively involved in health and social care research which affects the lives of millions of people.

Featuring an iconic split face image, the #twosides campaign highlights ways for people who aren’t medical or academic professionals to play an important part in shaping research and helping researchers and healthcare staff make life-changing differences.

We have commissioned three posters combining the faces of a diverse range of people in public and professional research roles.

Our campaign calls for people make their voices heard by sharing their patient and carer experiences and their ideas for making a difference to the health and wellbeing of their families, friends, colleagues and communities.

The campaign webpage will signpost people to opportunities to get involved with suggesting research topics, participating in studies, serving on study groups and ethics committees and providing comments on research applications.

Visitors can also download and print A4 and A3 or order free A2 versions of the posters to display in their community centres, schools, workplaces, GP surgeries, and other public places to spread the word.

You can join the Twitter and social media campaign using #twosides. During February the NIHR blog will feature stories from patients and members of the public who are involved in research.

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