There are thousands of research studies being carried out both locally and nationally.

However, only 21 per cent of people say they would feel very confident about asking their doctor about research opportunities.

We want people to know that it is OK to ask your doctor, nurse or other health worker if you can take part in a clinical trial or a research study.

To find a research project in which you could take part at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, please visit our research studies and clinical trials webpage.

Our research partner Quintiles – based near London Bridge – is also looking for volunteers for its research studies.

To look at the database of the clinical research trials taking place across the UK please visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway website.