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Research Opportunities

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.

If you would like to see all of the opportunities from People in Research please click here.

Kings College London - Understanding Psychological Distress in Food Intolerance

This study is being conducted to explore if there are any factors that might be related to food intolerance and whether these factors may also influence people’s well-being. They are interested in looking at feelings, thoughts and beliefs, and how people cope.

You can conduct this study from your own home or anywhere with internet.

What does the study involve?

This is a survey-study and each survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You will be asked to complete 4 surveys (initial survey, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months).

Participants who complete all four surveys will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers.

Requirements: Over 18 years old, have had a negative reaction to food (intolerance or allergy).

Closing date: 21 August 2019

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JST Works Ltd & Independent Age - Telephone Survey

This study involves interviewing people living with hoarding, anxiety and addiction issues to help develop three information leaflets. The information from the interviews will be used to ensure that these are the right topics, the information is useful to people and that it is presented in an accurate way.

What does the study involve?

Taking part in a telephone interview designed to find out more about older people who have mental health issues specifically; Hoarding, Anxiety, or Addiction.

Requirements

You must be over 60 years old and living with hoarding, anxiety or addiction issues.

Payment and Expenses

Payment of £20 will be made for 1-1.5 hours of your time.

Closing date: 30 August 2019

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Phone discussion with people undergoing cancer treatment

What does the study involve?

Crux would like to conduct a telephone interview with people who are currently undergoing cancer treatment. The information will be used to help improve on-body medical products.

Requirements

You must be undergoing cancer treatment.

Closing date: 31 August 2019

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Phone discussion with Cancer Healthcare Professionals

What does the study involve?

Crux would like to conduct a telephone interview with Healthcare Professionals who work with people who have Cancer. The information will be used to help improve on-body medical products.

Requirements

You must be a Healthcare Professional who treats people with Cancer.

Closing date: 31 August 2019

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Phone discussion with Insulin pump users

What does the study involve?

Crux would like conduct a telephone interview with people who use an Insulin pump. The information will be used to help improve on-body medical products.

Requirements

You must use an Insulin pump.

Closing date: 31 August 2019

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Public Reviewers for NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

What does the study involve?

The NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is looking for public reviewers to provide their opinions on cutting edge research into liver disease.

Requirements

You must be a patient living with cirrhosis. 

Payment and Expenses

Payment of £125 will be made.

Closing date: 31 August 2019

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Phone discussion with Rheumatoid Arthritis patients who self-inject

What does the study involve?

Crux would like to conduct a telephone interview with people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and discuss their experiences of self-injecting. The information will be used to help improve on-body medical products.

Requirements

You must have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience of self-injecting.

Closing date: 1 September 2019

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Review a research summary

What does the study involve?

Dr Mark Jayes would like members of the public to provide feedback on his research proposal. The research will develop a toolkit for health and social care staff to use to support older people to make decisions. These could be decisions about their health, care options, where they live, how they manage their money. People may have difficulty making decisions due to communication or memory problems.

The review will be carried out by email.

Closing date: 2 September 2019

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Survey to understand the side effects of antidepressants

What does the study involve?

This is an anonymous survey about the side effects of antidepressants. The results of this survey will be used to create a list of the 15 side effects people find the most difficult.

Requirements

You must have current or past experience of antidepressants or a clinician who can prescribe antidepressants.

Closing date: 6 September 2019

Click here to take part in the survey.

 

University of Liverpool - Effectiveness of music therapy after a stroke

What does the study involve?

The University of Liverpool is searching for patients with stroke to give feedback on the effect and use of music during their recovery/rehabilitation, in the form of a questionnaire. The questionnaire will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Requirements

You must have had a stroke.

You must have an opinion on the effect of music during your recovery/rehabilitation.

Please click here to complete the survey

Closing date: 1 January 2020

 

Impact of the Soft Drink Levy - University of Cambridge

What does the study involve?

You will be asked to take part in three telephone interviews, (never less than six months apart), with each interview lasting approximately 30 minutes. You will provide insights on:

• Your perspective on the tax and its potential impacts on health
• Your thoughts on why the tax might influence soft drink purchases

Requirements

Must be 18 years or older

Must drink soft drinks

Must have an opinion on the soft drink levy

Closing date: 1 March 2020

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Integrate ENT - Nose Bleed Treatment Research

What does the study involve?

They are looking for people who have a personal experience or understanding of current nose bleed treatments in the UK. They are setting up a study to look at different treatment methods for nosebleeds that do not stop on their own.

You will be required to provide your input throughout the study with focus groups but also opinions on study materials and literature.

Requirements

They would be interested in anyone who has experienced having their nose ‘packed’, or have been involved and understand the process.

Payment and Expenses

Payment will be made depending on the role, and expenses will be paid.

Closing date: 15 July 2020

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UK Based Public Advisory Group for the Global Surgery Unit

What does the study involve?

The Global Surgery Unit is looking for individuals from Mexico, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Benin, South Africa, India, The Philippines and Egypt to join a UK-based Advisory Group.

Requirements

- You must be from Mexico, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Benin, South Africa, India, The Philippines or Egypt.

- You must have an interest in surgical care and knowledge of the healthcare system in one of the above mentioned countries is essential.

- Good written and spoken English.

- Good communication skills.

- Excellent team working skills.

- Ability to follow instructions and work autonomously.

Payment and Expenses

Payment and expenses will be made in line with INVOLVE guidelines.

Closing date: 15 August 2020

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Review for the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme

What does the study involve?

This study is for people who have a liver transplant to review an application for funding.

The study is particularly interested in assessing the benefits of a home-based exercise programme before and after liver transplant.

Requirements

You must have had a liver transplant.

Payment and Expenses

Payment of £125 will be made.

Closing date: 25 August 2020

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