As you may know, smoking is an important risk factor for having a heart attack or stroke. Additionally, stopping smoking after a heart attack or stroke can reduce the risk of having another one. However, we currently do not know how much stopping smoking reduces the risk and how quickly people will benefit from stopping … Read more
Current Listings for Patient and Public Involvement
We want to encourage patients, carers and the public to get involved with research, from planning what to do to how it is done, what happens to the results and all the steps in between. This helps ensure that medical research focuses on what matters to patients and is carried out in ways that are acceptable to them. Below is a current list of opportunities for patients, carers and members of the public to be actively involved in research at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. You can also sign up for a weekly email bulletin of new opportunities as they arise. The Oxford Blood Group encourages patients and members of the public to be involved with the Haematology and Stem Cells theme.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many PPI activities are taking place online instead of in person. The School for Primary Care Research has put together some tips and resources that you may find helpful if you are invited to take part in such a meeting.
We are preparing an application seeking to secure research funding for a project that looks at the costs and inequality of multimorbidity among the older population in England. This will mostly be an exploration of pre-existing data. This is an important area, which affects a lot of older people in England and places a huge … Read more
Researchers at the University of Oxford are conducting online focus group discussions with members of the public. We would like to hear from you if you are interested and are either: • In receipt of social care and aged 50+ years. • A family carer aged 60+ years for a family member or relative. We … Read more
Patients who are admitted in the neurocritical care unit become dependent on breathing machines (ventilators) for a number of reasons. I am researching ventilator weaning and extubation in neurocritical care. Weaning is a gradual process of reducing ventilator support, and extubation is the process of removing the tube that connects the patient’s lung to the … Read more
We need volunteers who are: — Aged 18-90 — Generally in good health with no cardiac or significant medical condition — Not claustrophobic Oxford Acute Myocardial Infarction Study (OxAMI) aims to investigate more detail about heart disease and to see how latest clinical investigation methods combining with the results may improve the way we manage … Read more
We are seeking: One or two motivated people who have had experiences that are relevant to bone and joint surgery or infection. We hope you would be willing to represent patients within a multi-professional research team working on several studies. You should: – Have good English language skills – Be willing to submit a DBS … Read more
We are looking for young adults aged 16-18 years old with JIA OR parents or caregivers of children under 16 years old with JIA for a short interview to help us design our study. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis in children and young people under the age of 16. … Read more
Long Covid patient-centric genomic biobank Sano Genetics, a patient-centric precision medicine research platform, is looking for people who have or have had COVID-19 symptoms for longer than 3 weeks. Those with positive and negative tests are welcome. Sano Genetics is collaborating with researchers interested in finding out more about Long Covid. Sano will be sending at home saliva … Read more
Paramedics, who are known in the UK for their work within ambulance services, are also able to work in General Practice and Primary Care. You may have seen paramedics undertaking clinics in the GP surgery you’re registered with or may have been seen by a paramedic in the surgery, instead of your normal Doctor (General … Read more
I would like to discuss with patients who have had or are due to have a shoulder replacement about a research proposal. I am particularly interested in finding out what shoulder replacement information is important to patients, what “outcomes”(results) of a shoulder replacement are important for patients, and how they would like this information provided … Read more
We would like to create a group of people who can contribute to COVID-19 studies quickly and at short notice. Because of the fast-changing nature of this area of research, we can’t be sure what form your involvement would take or how long you will be asked to be involved for. However, you will be … Read more
Are you interested in how vaccines are developed? – Oxford Vaccine Centre is looking for members of the public to help shape our clinical studies – Members of our group will receive regular information and can choose which studies to help us with – This is a flexible commitment and you will be compensated for … Read more
The Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis Versus Arthritis is based at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and is a highly active, well established research centre based in the University of Oxford. The aim of our research is to gain a better understanding of the processes underlying osteoarthritis in order to develop new tests and treatments, and … Read more