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 them more patient friendly

What would be involved?
If you or a close relative have experience of cardiovascular disease, you could be invited to meet (once or twice a year) with our researchers, for a relaxed and informal discussion of what you feel are the important issues in cardiovascular disease that remain unanswered or are poorly addressed.

Or we might send you a short questionnaire asking for your thoughts on the types of research that we currently carry out.

We might also send you some written material to read and provide your feedback – whether in writing or face-to-face or by telephone, whichever is most convenient.

The overall objective of the cardiovascular research we carry out is to use sophisticated technologies in cardiovascular imaging and genomic medicine to establish new diagnostic and treatment pathways, which can then be applied more generally across the NHS. More details can be found here http://oxfordbrc.nihr.ac.uk/cardiovascular/cardiovascular-introduction/

Our research involves a range of people of different ages including children so we are keen to include a representative group patients and parents. Here are just a couple of examples of the research that we carry out:
http://hcmregistry.org/
http://www.ocmr.ox.ac.uk/oxford-bicuspid-aortic-valve-study

Please contact the e-mail or telephone number provided and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in being involved we will ask for your contact details.

Date required

This is ongoing

Organisation

Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Contact

Please contact us at the following e-mail address heartresearch@cardiov.ox.ac.uk
or on this telephone number +44 (0)1865 226829