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Our vision

Our vision is to bring people and health research together for everyone’s benefit

Health research has shaped the diagnosis, care and treatment we have today. Through exploring people’s experiences, researchers have been able to develop and improve research leading to better diagnosis, treatments and care.

By bringing together patients, carers, artists, researchers, scientists and others health professionals to share their views, expertise and lived experiences, we develop and deliver innovative services and creative award-winning programmes that enhance health and research for the benefit of everyone.

Based in Greater Manchester, Vocal works locally, nationally and internationally to make a real difference to the future of health and research. We are a not-for-profit organisation, hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with The University of Manchester.

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Our approach

Our mission is to bring together people from all walks of life, with all kinds of experiences, and connect them with health research.

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Our expertise is connecting people with health research.

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Contact us

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Our work during COVID-19

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Not a tick box exercise

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Radiotherapy & Me

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We're developing a change in how research is done

Why Adil joined the BAME Research Advisory Group