Every year, the NIHR asks thousands of people who volunteered for health research to give feedback so we can make improvements, where needed, to improve participant experience.
We agree individual targets with each partner organisation based on recruitment. We are asking for your support in inviting as many people as possible to complete the PRES.
PRES is for people who are currently taking part in a Clinical Research Network Portfolio study (including commercial studies) and are at a point in the study where they feel they can give their views. They don’t need to wait until the end of their study to complete the survey.
You can deliver the PRES in the way that suits your study and its participants – there are online and print versions, and versions for different age groups.
Experience shows us the method that gets the highest response rate is sending the survey via email or SMS to study participants at an appropriate point during their research journey.
Online survey links
- Online PRES for adults (from age 16)
- Online PRES for children and young people (ages 12-15)
- Online PRES for children (ages 7-11)
- Online PRES for children (ages 0-6)
Template email or SMS
The template below is an example of a message inviting research participants to complete PRES. It can be adapted to suit the needs of individual studies.
Template message inviting research participants to complete PRES
Other ways to promote the online version
Materials including business cards and posters with QR codes are available. Please get in touch to discuss the best way to deliver PRES at your site: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants can complete a paper version of PRES if they prefer. The study team will need to add the location, study name, and CPSM or IRAS number in the designated spot on the front page. These can then be sent to us when you have a batch. Please get in touch to arrange delivery or collection: email@example.com.
Surveys that can’t be linked to a specific study aren’t counted towards your target. Please make sure to complete the ‘for staff use’ box in advance.
Paper surveys for printing
Local targets in North West London for 2022/23
We agree targets for PRES with our partners. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about your organisation’s target.
|Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust||50|
|Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust||8|
|Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||200|
|The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||14|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust||450|
|London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust||325|
|Primary care settings||700|
|West London NHS Trust||50|
Exempt studies and ethical guidance
The PRES will not be suitable for some studies and participants. Studies that are exempt include those where there are concerns over the capacity of the participant to take part in PRES, where studies are a bi-product of a procedure (tissue sampling), or in situations where it is not appropriate to approach a participant e.g. trauma or grief.
After consultation with the NHS Health Research Authority (HRA) in 2019, it was confirmed that PRES is not research and does NOT require NHS approval before being conducted within health and social care settings. The HRA advises that the results obtained from their online decision-making tools can be taken as authoritative.
These results are in line with the harmonised UK-wide edition of the Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees (GAfREC) 2018; the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research (2017) and the National Research Ethics Service (NRES) Defining Research table and algorithm ‘Does my project require review by a Research Ethics Committee?’.
PRES Results Dashboards
You can see the latest results for your study on the North West London PRES Results Dashboard for 2022/23. At the top of the dashboard you will see several options to help you filter by year, study, speciality and site.
Dashboards from previous years
Get in touch
We are here to support the delivery of PRES. Please do get in touch with any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.