Co-theme leaders: Professor Bridget Young (University of Liverpool) and Dr Peter Bower (University of Manchester)
Theme 3 Projects:
Programme of Research
An innovative research and dissemination programme is being developed to ensure that the design and conduct of trials over their entire lifecourse is informed by evidence on the perspectives of patients. The programme of research comprises 3 priority areas:
• Recruitment to and retention in trials
• Outcome measurement
• Processes and outcomes of patient involvement
The group has special interests in trials for the treatment of epilepsy, and trials of medicines for children.
Recruitment to and retention in trials
We are studying participants’ experiences of recruitment to, and participation in, trials in challenging and sensitive areas, including early phase childhood cancer trials, trials in emergency medicine with consent waivers and trials involving newly diagnosed patients.
This priority area covers both patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) and patient perspectives on outcome measures e.g., generation of core outcome sets by patients.
Public / patient involvement in clinical trials
The group is concerned with the processes and outcomes of patient involvement in the design and execution of trials, including the feasibility and impact of different models of user involvement.