Research Methodology

Health Navigator develops and implements innovative care concepts for a wide range of patient groups and applications, and our concepts are developed in close cooperation with research studies.

What is a randomised control trial?

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) is the gold standard in health research as it provides the best way to objectively determine the effectiveness of a particular treatment or intervention.

During a randomised controlled trial, participants are allocated by chance to an intervention/treatment group or a control group. Participants in the intervention group receive a standardised treatment, while the participants in the control group do not. The control may be a standard practice, a placebo, or no intervention at all.

As the participants are otherwise similar, the effect of the treatment or intervention can be determined by following and comparing the results of the intervention group compared to the control group, over a set time period.

Health Navigator currently conducts a large randomised control trial in the UK in collaboration with the Nuffield Trust.




Ethics and registration

Health Navigator adheres to the highest ethical standards in all service delivery. We comply with and obtain full ethical approval for all of our interventions that run as RCTs or cohort studies.

We have also obtained full NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) approval status to deliver Proactive Health Coaching anywhere in England. Since we are part of the NIHR CRN Portfolio, participating trusts have the benefit of registering patients supported by Proactive Health Coaching as contributing to their overall research requirement goals.