Current Involvement Opportunities

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

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Cochrane Collaboration: Could you help us to make our reviews more relevant?

Improving professional practice and the delivery of healthcare services The Cochrane Collaboration ( is an international not-for-profit organisation. Its main goal is to develop and maintain literature reviews of healthcare interventions, which are published in the Cochrane Library … [Read more...]

Get involved in research in the field of Transplantation

Organ transplantation saves the lives of thousands of patients every year and is now recognised as the treatment of choice for end stage organ failure. Despite the increasing awareness of the importance of organ transplantation both amongst the medical community and the general public, a gulf … [Read more...]

Surgical Patients Research User Group

We would like to hear from patients who have an interest in surgical research. This includes a broad range of areas including: orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, cardiac surgery, general surgery, neuro surgery. Our user group is open to patients, carers and people with a general interest in this … [Read more...]

Rehabilitation research trial for visual neglect post stroke

We are looking for volunteers between 18 and 85 who have suffered from a stroke or an injury to the right side of the brain. We are particularly interested in testing people who have problems in attention, vision, memory or action in the left part of space or the left side of their body (the … [Read more...]

Online survey: Do you have experience of providing support from a distance?

Who can participate? People who have current or past experience of providing care from a distance to a family member who is/was near the end of life. What are you being asked to do? You are invited to fill in an online questionnaire (20 minutes) for a PhD at Oxford Brookes University. If you … [Read more...]

Intermittent or everyday dieting to lose weight

Researchers in the Behavioural Medicine Team at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford want to discuss an idea for research on how best to support weight loss in general practices. Most people who go on a diet try to eat less every day, but recently the 5/2 … [Read more...]

Weight Management Participant Panel

Are you interested in weight management issues? Have you had experience of trying to lose weight, struggled with weight management or suffer with weight related problems? Who are we? We are a group of researchers based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Behavioural … [Read more...]

Involvement in cardiovascular research

We are interested in your thoughts on Cardiovascular Research. We would like to involve patients and members of the public in: - Setting our research priorities - Assessing the readability of written material aimed at research participants - Designing our clinical research studies to help make … [Read more...]

Getting involved in vaccine research

We are looking for members of the public with an interest in vaccine research who can help us to: - improve information materials for participants in our studies - improve our websites - consider how we could recruit more effectively for our studies - design better research studies You do not … [Read more...]

Maternity and new-born monitoring

The Critical Care Research Group works closely with the Department of Engineering on a number of patient monitoring projects which are designed to improve the way that health problems can be recognised early. Current projects include: * monitoring the vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, … [Read more...]

Intensive care research

The Critical Care Research Group based at the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford) are always looking for patients, relatives, and carers with experience of intensive care (ICU) to join the project teams and bring a new perspective to the … [Read more...]

Rare disease of the bones, joints and blood vessels (Rudy)

Rudy is a study in Rare diseases of the bones, joints and blood vessels. Headed up by a research team at the University of Oxford, Rudy aims to transform clinical care for participants through patient driven research. At present we are prioritising rare diseases affecting the bone, joints and/or … [Read more...]