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Workshop held on involving patients in research

Building research partnerships
Freelance trainer in patient and public involvement, Gillian Fletcher MBE (standing), leads one of the sessions in the education centre, Fulham wing

Patients and researchers came together on Friday 6 November for a workshop on building research partnerships, organised by staff from the Trust's biomedical research units (BRUs).


The workshop, developed by Macmillan Cancer Support, looked at how patients can get involved in working with researchers on research projects. Discussions included understanding different research methods and terminology, communicating effectively and handling feedback.


Patient, John Roylance, commented: “Not knowing quite what to expect, I found the meeting both informative and pleasantly relaxed. I was impressed by the presentation and the interactive elements all of which encouraged me to consider helping research.”


Nnebuife Oji, cardiology clinical research assistant, added: “The workshop was a great opportunity for me to experience working with patients on different scenarios. It showed us the importance and value of involving patients as early as possible in developing research, after all they are the people we are trying to help.”
If you are interested in attending future workshops or would like to find out more about patient involvement in research, please email: research-findoutmore@rbht.nhs.uk



December 2015

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