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Case studies

These case studies highlight some of the research we have supported.

Using community pharmacy

Using community pharmacy

Capturing the experiences of people with age-related hearing loss when using community pharmacy.

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Optimise

Optimise

Investigating how people can be supported to reduce the amount of meat they eat.

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Diabetes My Way

Diabetes My Way

Investigating if a new online system can help people with type 2 diabetes manage their condition.

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Civic Data Identity Platform

Civic Data Identity Platform

Creating a digital platform that allows people to have control of their personal health data so that they can decide how it may be used in the future.

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Understandings of ‘research impact’

Understandings of ‘research impact’

Study looking to understand what ‘research impact’ means to those taking part.

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Medicines Evaluation Unit: COPD drug

Medicines Evaluation Unit: COPD drug

Clinical trial testing a new treatment for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Locum doctors in the NHS

Locum doctors in the NHS

Project gathering patient feedback in order to better understand the quality and safety of locum doctors working in the NHS.

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Diabetes medication and cardiovascular health

Diabetes medication and cardiovascular health

Testing if diabetes medication can also be used to prevent heart attack, stroke, and other complications in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Move a little and often

Move a little and often

Testing a new approach to help people move more as part of a PhD research study.

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Identification of chronic kidney disease

Identification of chronic kidney disease

Capturing patient feedback on research developing ways to identify people prone to kidney disease.

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COVID vaccine trials

COVID vaccine trials

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Research for the Future has supported studies of several new vaccines.

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Using artificial intelligence to predict risk

Using artificial intelligence to predict risk

Investigating the feasibility of integrating several data sources to support identification and management of people at risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Understanding new ways of working during the pandemic

Understanding new ways of working during the pandemic

Understanding peoples’ experiences of GP services and appointments during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Diabetes opportunities in Greater Manchester

Diabetes opportunities in Greater Manchester

Co-producing resources with patients for people with living with diabetes in Greater Manchester.

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Developing a research proposal

Developing a research proposal

Developing research to test a smartphone app to help people better manage their own health.

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Mediterranean diet and resistance exercise for cardiac rehabilitation

Mediterranean diet and resistance exercise for cardiac rehabilitation

Testing a diet and exercise program to help increase muscle mass in cardiac rehabilitation patients.

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The Wearable Clinic

The Wearable Clinic

Understanding if wearing digital devices can help people better manage their health and care.

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myAirCoach2 – self-management of Asthma

myAirCoach2 – self-management of Asthma

Developing a digital health system to help people monitor and manage their asthma.

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SCORE-iT

SCORE-iT

Developing a set of core outcomes for research into glucose-lowering treatments.

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The SuMMiT-D study

The SuMMiT-D study

Dr Kiera Bartlett shares her experience of using Research for the Future to support recruitment.

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Long Term Conditions NHS Test Bed

Long Term Conditions NHS Test Bed

The number of people living with a long term health condition is increasing. NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester are working with Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) to carry out a project to evaluate a new way of using technology to identify and support patients at risk of hospital admission due to specific long-term conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Pharmacy Services focus group:  Looking at expectations and experiences of local pharmacy services.

Pharmacy Services focus group: Looking at expectations and experiences of local pharmacy services.

Ali Hindi, researcher at Manchester University gives his experience of using Research for the Future to recruit to his recent study

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Prevention of foot ulcer recurrence in diabetes patients using plantar pressure biofeedback

Prevention of foot ulcer recurrence in diabetes patients using plantar pressure biofeedback

Our research team, led by Prof. Neil Reeves from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) successfully used Help BEAT Diabetes to recruit people with diabetes to our foot and ulcer prevention study.

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Driving with Diabetes – The role of eye movements in driving performance in people with diabetes

Driving with Diabetes – The role of eye movements in driving performance in people with diabetes

Monica Perazzolo, researcher at Manchester University gives her experience of using Research for the Future to recruit to her recent study

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Tameside Bone Metabolism study

Tameside Bone Metabolism study

Dr Janice Mascarenas, researcher at Tameside & Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust, shares her feedback having accessed Research for the Future

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Cloudy with a chance of pain

Cloudy with a chance of pain

The world's first smartphone-based study investigating the association of chronic pain and weather conditions.

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The UK Diabetes and Diet Questionnaire: Assessing dietary habits of people with, or at high risk of, type 2 diabetes

The UK Diabetes and Diet Questionnaire: Assessing dietary habits of people with, or at high risk of, type 2 diabetes

In 2013, we invited Help BEAT Diabetes volunteers to help Clare England, a research dietitian from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, develop a questionnaire to assess the dietary habits of people with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes. Clare wanted to find out what people with the condition thought […]

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Exploring daily activity in people with long term conditions

Exploring daily activity in people with long term conditions

Isabel Adeyemi, PhD student, Centre for Primary Care and Centre for Health Psychology, The University of Manchester, shares her feedback having accessed Research for the Future.

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Accessing the Research for the Future service to help recruit

Accessing the Research for the Future service to help recruit

In this short film, Stephanie Yau discusses the kinds of research she is involved in and the benefits of using the Research for the Future service to help recruit to time and target.

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Mrs Sam J’s story: My experience of taking part in research

Mrs Sam J’s story: My experience of taking part in research

Mrs Sam J is 55-years-old and has had type 2 diabetes for four years. She joined Help BEAT Diabetes in 2013 and describes the first research study she took part in - investigating genetic and environmental factors of type 2 diabetes.

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Annabella’s experience of taking part in research

Annabella’s experience of taking part in research

Annabella shares why she chose to take part in a study into diabetic neuropathy.

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How often do patients notice preventable problems in primary care? (Electronic Questionnaire)

How often do patients notice preventable problems in primary care? (Electronic Questionnaire)

Dr Jill Stocks, Research Fellow from the Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, which is based at The University of Manchester’s Institute of  Population Health, describes her experiences accessing the Research for the Future campaign. (Primary care includes all non-hospital healthcare such as GP surgeries, community services, walk-in clinics and pharmacies.) “Usually patient safety […]

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Mike’s experiences of taking part in research

Mike’s experiences of taking part in research

Mike recounts why he chose to get involved in research and his journey throughout the process.

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Help BEAT Diabetes supports hearing in diabetes research

Help BEAT Diabetes supports hearing in diabetes research

In this video, Dr Kai Uus describes her experience accessing Research for the Future’s ‘Help BEAT Diabetes’ campaign.

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REFRESHED: REstoring FavouRablE Sleep to HElp patients with Diabetes (Observational Study)

REFRESHED: REstoring FavouRablE Sleep to HElp patients with Diabetes (Observational Study)

Researchers from The University of Manchester’s Institute of Human Development led by Principle Investigator Dr Martin Rutter, senior lecturer and honorary consultant physician, are undertaking research to assess how sleep disturbance is related to blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. The research team approached Help BEAT Diabetes to help with recruitment alongside […]

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Living with multiple co-morbidities (Focus Group)

Living with multiple co-morbidities (Focus Group)

Rebecca Hays, Research Associate, from the Institute of Population Health at The University of Manchester shares her experiences accessing Help BEAT Diabetes support. “I work for the multimorbidity theme of the National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. “We were looking for people to join a Patient and Public […]

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Assessment of hearing disability in people with diabetes (Observational Study)

Assessment of hearing disability in people with diabetes (Observational Study)

Wai Piu Chong, Postgraduate Student, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester discusses accessing the campaign to support his research. “My study assessed hearing disability in diabetic patients and I had an awesome experience working with the Help BEAT Diabetes team. “The Help BEAT Diabetes campaign has a very well-maintained database of diabetic patients who […]

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Changes in paraoxonase activity, HDL properties and inflammatory markers in people with type 1 diabetes (Observational Study)

Changes in paraoxonase activity, HDL properties and inflammatory markers in people with type 1 diabetes (Observational Study)

Jonathan Schofield, Clinical Research Fellow from The University of Manchester and Specialty Registrar in Endocrinology & Diabetes discusses accessing the campaign to support his research. “I am immensely grateful to the Help BEAT Diabetes team for their efforts advertising our study exploring the association between high-density lipoprotein functionality and microvascular and macrovascular complications in type […]

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