Improve our research experience

Research participant with two members of clinical staff

We are always looking at how we can improve our research experience for patients. If you have previously or are currently taking part in a research trial at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, then we’d like to know what you think.

Please complete a Participant Research Experience Survey (PRES) managed by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

What is the Participant Research Experience Survey (PRES)?

The PRES is part of the work led by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to get the views of people across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex provides funding across the region to cover the service support costs of research and promote high quality research opportunities for patients in health and social care settings.

Why should I complete the survey?

Part of the role of the NIHR is about making research better so that people like you who take part have the best experience possible. The information you give us will help us to understand:

  • what works best for patients in the way we do research in the NHS
  • where we can make helpful changes in the way we do things

How to take part in the survey

You can complete the survey on the NIHR Patient Research Experience survey website:

Participant Research Experience Survey 20/21

Taking part in the survey is voluntary and it takes around five minutes to complete.

How will my information be used?

It is your choice to complete the survey. The survey is anonymous and your answers will be shared with local research delivery teams and with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help improve research.

Whether you decide to complete the survey or not, your treatment or your participation in research won’t be affected in any way.