Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Patient and public involvement event for stroke survivors and their carers

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On Monday 27th June, the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) held a patient and public involvement in research event for stroke survivors and their carers in the newly opened Diamond Building at the University of Sheffield.

The event was an opportunity to share information about the projects that members of the stroke research patient and public involvement database have contributed to since the database was set up in 2013. It was also a chance for lots of other stroke survivors to find out about involvement in research and to join the database.


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Dr Rebecca Palmer introduced the event and spoke about the important contributions that stroke survivors have made to research projects in South Yorkshire in recent years.

Other speakers included Dr Ali Ali, a Stroke Consultant from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, who talked about the stroke research that is being conducted at the Trust, Dr Jack Parker who spoke about opportunities to get involved in stroke research at the University of Sheffield and Mark Jayes and three members of his advisory group who shared their experiences of being actively involved in a study.

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Madeleine Harrison, a Research Associate who specialises in stroke research, also ran an interactive session on identifying what areas of research members of the database would be interested in being involved in in the future.

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The event was a great opportunity for people to come together in a friendly, supportive  environment to share their experiences of stroke and find out about the different opportunities to get involved in stroke research.

The event was organised by Madeleine Harrison and Dr Rebecca Palmer and funded by the TACT theme from CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber.

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