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We want to make it as simple as possible for our patients, services users and carers to get involved in research.

Research helps to provide a better understanding of conditions and you can participate in research in lots of different ways.

We have identified some research opportunities from People in Research below.

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COVID at Home Trial

Researchers at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) and the University of Southampton are calling for over 70s to volunteer  in a nationwide trials of a coronavirus vaccine pioneered in the UK.

Work on the vaccine, developed by clinical teams at the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group, began in January.

We’re looking at how the body’s immune system responds to the vaccine, and how much this varies across age ranges,” comments Professor Saul Faust, Professor of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Southampton and Director of the NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Southampton.

“An effective vaccine is critical to exiting the pandemic and will be particularly important in protecting people over the age of 70 at higher risk. We’re hoping that we can involve enough over 70s now to progress development of this vaccine, which is one of only four in trial worldwide and could pave the way for a vaccine to be delivered later this year,” adds Professor Faust.

Taking part

The researchers are looking for people who:

  1. Have developed symptoms of COVID-19 during the last three days (which include a fever, a persistent cough and/or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste)

  2. Are 65 years of age or olal conditionder

  3. Are over 50 years of age with a pre-existing medical condition

For more information and details of how to take part visit: www.covidtrialathome.com

We are undertaking a review and a survey of pain relieving strategies for dressing change of chronic wounds in the UK. We would like people living with chronic wounds requiring frequent dressing changes that can be painful to help us with our research. We would like you to be involved in our project meetings and to help us identify the most relevant outcomes for our review and to ask the right questions in our survey. We will reimburse you for any expenses incurred.

8th April 2020 to 8th April 2021

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