Patients hack medical research in planned attack

Hacking in this context is what we call 'bringing people with different views and skills together to work on problems.' [Sorry to disappoint the headline chasers but I hope you'll stay with me] And 'hackathons' - events where such hacking activity can take place - are increasingly common across the health arena as a means of solving problems. In... Continue Reading →

Parkinson’s UK asks those affected by the disease to identify the top 10 unanswered research questions

Parkinson's UK is an excellent organisation.  It is arguably an exemplar for other charities looking to involve patients and the public in medical research. This week, together with the indefatigable James Lind Alliance, it set about the task of asking people affected by Parkinson's - those with the disease, carers, family members, health and social care professionals etc., -... Continue Reading →

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