Protect tomorrow by helping today: people encouraged to sign up to innovative research project

People in Swansea and the surrounding areas are being encouraged to find out more about an innovative research project designed to better understand the health of the nation.

The largest project of its kind in Europe, HealthWise Wales is a confidential research study which aims to increase public involvement with research and develop an in-depth knowledge of the health of people living in Wales. The information gained will be used to improve the health and well-being of future generations and help the NHS plan for the future.  The HealthWise Wales team will be bringing their stand to the Main Building of Swansea University's Singleton Campus between 9am and 5pm on Friday 7th October to give members of the public the opportunity to learn more about the initiative and sign up to take part in the research.

The study hopes to recruit 260,000 people aged 16 and older over a five-year period. Participants will be contacted every 6 months to answer questions about their lifestyle, health and wellbeing. Personal and medical information of those taking part will remain confidential and will only used for research.

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