NIHR revamps another route for patients, carers and the public to submit their ideas for research

Making sure that research funded by the NIHR, charities and industry reflects the needs and priorities of patients, carers and the public is one of the most important agendas in public involvement. It has been a focus for much activity over the years with the outstanding James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) being the... Continue Reading →

NIHR turns to public for help with defining research priorities in alcohol-related liver disease

This content is straight from the NIHR but I feel so deeply about this issue that I wanted to use my blog to highlight what is clearly a very important initiative. But here's a factoid about Priority-Setting Partnerships that's worth sharing as a presage to the piece: 29 PSPs have now been completed since the beginning... Continue Reading →

Small research charity demonstrates power of asking questions

Today, we travel to the Lake District.... The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is a small medical research charity which I had intermittent contact with while Chief Executive at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).  It has a proud history of supporting research. Not unusually for charities of its size and type, while it represents... Continue Reading →

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