Current Involvement Opportunities

people-circleBelow is a listing of all current involvement opportunities in the Thames Valley (see Our Region).

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Seeking patients, carers, relatives, and other healthcare consumers to attend meetings to help shape Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018

Cochrane UK is delighted to be organizing the next Cochrane Colloquium to be held in Edinburgh in September 2018. The theme will be ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’. We want this to be an important step in increasing the involvement of patients, carers and family … [Read more...]

Can you help us shape the future for the Cancer Care Pathway?

We are looking for 2-3 participants who have first-hand experience of receiving treatment and care for cancer to be able to share this with researchers in a cancer care focused workshop. We will be asking you to contribute to small group discussions, sharing your experiences of your care, … [Read more...]

Volunteers, including healthy women, wanted for study into eating concerns and compulsivity

We are looking for women aged between 18 and 45 years, who do not have any current health or psychiatric problems, to participate in a psychological study. There are three groups we want to recruit: healthy people who have recovered from anorexia nervosa for at least a year; those who think a lot … [Read more...]

Do you feel sad? A research study investigating the effect of depression on learning

We are looking for people with symptoms of depression to take part in a study investigating how low mood and depression are linked to how we learn from the events we experience. The study involves completing simple computer based tasks and questionnaires. During the study samples of saliva (spit) … [Read more...]

Volunteer Ambassadors wanted for The Waiting Room Project

We aim to inform people in clinical waiting rooms about medical research, specifically biobanking. Using iPads we’ll provide people with information about biobanking policies and survey them in order to increase awareness and the potential for future participation. We need Ambassadors to help … [Read more...]

Feedback from patients and carers sought for online patient advisory panel

We are launching an Online Patient Advisory Panel here in the Oxford Kidney and Transplant Team. We would like feedback from our patients and their carers on what they think about our information leaflets and the research that we are planning. We have an online form that we would like our … [Read more...]

Patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency needed for focus group.

We require patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency for focus work group of the ACL SNNAP (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Necessity in Non-Acute Patients) trial. This trial is comparing two management strategies for ACL deficient patients, surgery (ACL … [Read more...]

Healthy female volunteers needed for research study into liver scanning

Development of novel MRI scans for liver assessment – part of the NICOLA (Non-Invasive Comprehensive Liver Assessment) study We are developing painless liver MRI scans to be used instead of liver biopsy in the future to assess liver disease. We need healthy females aged 16-40 years old to … [Read more...]

Clinical research study for depression

Diagnosed with depression? Medications haven’t helped completely? You may be eligible for a clinical research study that will help evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an investigational medication for people with depression who have not responded well to medications before. The … [Read more...]

Do you have Myasthenia Gravis or Auto Immune Encephalopathy, or have you got experience caring for a relative with either of these conditions?

We are looking for one or two people to work with us to develop information for patients who will take part in a small research study to find out the effects of plasma exchange in the immune system, in addition to improving your symptoms. An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, … [Read more...]

Participants in good health wanted for typhoid vaccine study

You are invited to take part in a study to investigate typhoid fever and how the typhoid bacteria causes disease. The study, investigating typhoid fever pathogenesis (TYGER) - is being run by the Oxford Vaccine Group which is part of the University of Oxford. If you are 18 to 60 yrs old, in good … [Read more...]

Seeking volunteers who have never received the BCG vaccine

We are running a clinical challenge trial in healthy adults to help develop TB vaccines. If you are aged 18-50, in good health, and have never received the BCG vaccine, you may be eligible to participate. The trial involves 8 visits over a period of around 6 months. Full details are here: … [Read more...]

Healthy volunteers needed for HAV001 vaccine study

The Jenner Institute, part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, is looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a trial testing the safety and immunogenicity of a new vaccine. If you are aged 18-50, are in good health you may be eligible to participate. Volunteers are compensated for their time … [Read more...]

Have you been depressed and suicidal in the past? Are you now feeling better?

The Mindlock project is conducted at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre by Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik and Dr Catherine Crane in collaboration with Professor Keith Hawton at the Centre for Suicide Research, both within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. We are currently recruiting for a … [Read more...]

Seeking people with mild Alzheimer’s disease for innovative clinical trial

This clinical trial is testing whether a new drug, called Azilarigon, is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease compared to a placebo. This medication is to be taken in addition to current Alzheimer’s disease medication(s). The study lasts for 23 months and includes 9 visits to the … [Read more...]

Would you like to help shape the future of the 100,000 Genomes Project?

People who have taken part in the 100,000 Genomes Project, or their carers, are being sought to join the Participant Panel. The 100,000 Genomes Project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with … [Read more...]

Healthy volunteers needed for research study: Can MRI scans assess liver disease?

We’re developing new MRI scans to assess patients with liver disease to help improve their management. We need healthy volunteers to see what normal scans look like. Participation will involve 1-2 visits to the John Radcliffe Hospital or Southampton General Hospital. The study is being run by … [Read more...]

People needed to review a patient information sheet about fatty liver disease

Novo Nordisk Ltd is starting a study to investigate a new treatment for fatty liver disease (also known as NASH or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). The study will be conducted in hospitals across the UK and in other countries. We would like to find some patients or carers or relatives of patients with … [Read more...]

Looking for patient representatives to support blood transfusion research

We are seeking patient representatives for our clinical research group in Oxford: Systematic Review Initiative, NHS Blood and Transplant. We are looking to add a patient's voice to our research and would be interested to hear from anyone who has received a blood transfusion or been involved in … [Read more...]

Advances in medicine focus group participants needed – £25 voucher

We would like you/your group to take part in a focus group discussion about recent advances in medicine, in particular the development of personalised medicine and tailoring treatments to the individual patient. New types of technology, such as whole genome sequencing, means that all of our … [Read more...]