This project will establish a Cancer Research Partnership to support the planning and development of cancer research across the North West Coast, making sure everyone can take part in eligible cancer studies.
It is important that research reflects the needs of everyone, and by establishing this group, researchers hope to understand the reasons why people take part in research, whilst others don’t.
This Partnership will help develop a user experience survey, make sure the patient voice is included in all stages of research, and advise on the best ways to promote studies and opportunities in the future.
It is being led by a team of researchers and staff based at the NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast.
This project is looking to understand public views on proposals to allow community pharmacies access to the Greater Manchester Care Record (GMCR).
The GMCR joins together different NHS and care organisations to help hospitals and other care services access electronic records quickly and securely. Providing community pharmacies access to the GMCR could help improve quality and safety of care provided to patients in the community.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at Health Innovation Manchester on behalf of the NHS in England
This project will explore experiences of medication safety issues for people with mental illness and/or their carers, including what contributes to them feeling safe or unsafe when accessing and using medicines outside of hospital.
Findings from this project will be used to inform improvements to medicine safety. It is being carried out as part of PhD thesis and led by a team of researchers based at The University of Manchester.
This project is looking to capture people’s experiences of cervical screening (also known as ‘smear tests’), to identify reasons why people don’t participate and explore alternative screening options, including new ‘do-it-yourself’ methods.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers at The University of Manchester and is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).
This project will establish a PPI (patient and public involvement) advisory group to collaborate with researchers on a study looking to improve the long-term benefits for people receiving treatments from the Talking Therapies/Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.
It is being led by a team of researchers at The University of Manchester. Results of the study will be used to enhance patient outcomes and improve services.
This project is looking to capture the experiences of people who have been affected by seizures after a stroke. Feedback will be used to inform research looking to develop ways to improve recognition and diagnosis of early post-stroke seizures (REPoSS).
It is being carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Central Lancashire and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The emotional and psychological impact of living with diabetes can be overwhelming, and research has shown that people living with diabetes are more likely to experience mental health issues including depression and anxiety.
This project is looking to understand the experiences of people living with diabetes, how this affects mental health, as well as how mental health issues can impact on the ability to manage diabetes.
Interested participants will be able to choose from one of the following sessions:
- Tuesday 28 February, 3pm to 4pm
- Tuesday 28 February, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
- Tuesday 7 March, 3pm to 4pm
Sessions will be recorded, only for the purposes of this research.
Feedback will be used as part of a funding application for further research into ways to combine diabetes and mental health care.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers at Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust and Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.
People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often suffer from several symptoms at once, such as pain, itching and feeling extremely tired.
This project is looking to understand people’s opinions of using an electronic symptom management plan that helps people with CKD better manage their symptoms. Focus group discussion will also explore how certain groups of people might be effected and to identify any barriers to using the system.
It is being led by a team of researchers at The University of Manchester and is funded by Kidney Care UK.
This project will establish a PPI (patient and public involvement) advisory panel to a three-year research study examining how adult community health services influence and affect use of hospital-based services.
It is being led by a team of researchers at The University of Manchester. Results of the study will be used to help inform community services for the future.
This project will establish a steering group to advise on a plan to commission a new mobile research unit to expand research capacity and delivery across the northwest coast region.
The input of group members will have a real impact on defining the specification and function of the mobile research unit.
It is being carried out by the NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast.
This project will establish a PPI (patient and public involvement) group to advise on all stages of mesothelioma research.
It is being led by a team of researchers at the University of Glasgow School of Cancer Services, and is part of the PREDICT-Meso network. The network is funded by Cancer Research UK and hopes to better understand how mesothelioma develops from its early stages and translate this into more effective diagnosis an treatments
This project will establish an advisory group for a research study that will develop and test the use of artificial intelligence to transform the diagnosis of lung cancer and other thoracic diseases.
The input of group members will make a real difference to the management of this study and ensure that the right information is shared with participants in the best possible way.
It is being led by a team of researchers based at the University of Oxford.