As the CRN is able to move away from engaging in only Urgent Public Health and COVID-19 work, studies that have been put on hold during the pandemic will start to re-open and expressions of interest will be welcomed.
If any of the following studies are of interest, please contact your local research facilitator, details on the back page of the on-line version of Participate, available here.
The experiences and perceptions of older people, their carers and their general practice teams in using a 'telephone first' approach for access to appointments (OPTEL): a qualitative study
This study aims to explore the experiences and perceptions of older people and where relevant their carers, in using the ‘telephone first’ approach for access to appointments and advice.
We’d be grateful if you could spare five minutes to complete a survey to tell us your views and experiences as a doctor about out-of-office blood pressure monitoring.
Rococo study: a real-world evaluation of an over-the-counter medicine in acute cough (a multicentre, randomised, controlled study)
Approximately one in five people in the UK suffer from acute cough over the winter season. This makes it one of the most common reasons to visit a GP in the colder months, and subsequently costs the NHS around two billion pounds per year.
"I suddenly felt I'd aged": a qualitative study of patient experiences of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
Patients emphasised the profound disability experienced that was often associated with fear and vulnerability, highlighting how this was often not recognised by health care professionals.
You may have seen a previous article about the Practice Pack that contains all the information you need to understand how the Clinical Research Network works with you and your staff and also to promote research generally to patients. The pack contains general research information and patient facing materials.
This is being currently being circulated. If you have not received these materials please contact your local Research Facilitator.
The Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre has previously described and supported the roles of both Patient Research Ambassadors and Join Dementia Research Champions. These roles were recently reviewed and the decision has been made to refer to both as Research Champions in future.