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Patient Research Ambassadors Needed

Are you interested in improving patient care and services in the NHS using clinical research?

The research team at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, is looking for people to become Patient Research Ambassadors.

Patient Research Ambassadors (PRAs) are patients, carers or members of the public with a passion for research who want to help local patients to have a greater understanding of research opportunities available to them at their local hospital. improving signs and advertising, and helping doctors, nurses and other health professionals to come up with patient-friendly research studies through to becoming joint applicants on a research project and identifying research priorities.

Dr Greta Westwood, Deputy Director of Research and Innovation at Queen Alexandra Hospital, said: “It has always been our aim to develop a patient-centred research culture in the hospital. Most importantly they can help us ensure we are researching the things that matter to them, and that the information we are publishing makes sense to everyone, not just medical professionals.”

Dr Westwood added that that the role of volunteers will include raising the research profile in the hospital, supporting research events and attending regional meetings. The Trust will be holding two informal sessions at Queen Alexandra Hospital for anyone interested in finding out more about the role, as follows:

Tuesday October 11th 11.30-1pm and 6.30pm – 8pm

To register your interest for either of the above sessions, and for more information, please contact the team by emailing research.office@porthosp.nhs.uk or by calling Sophie Henderson, Patient and Public Involvement Officer, on 023 9228 5212.

Posted on Wed, August 24 2016