The importance of public and patient involvement (PPI) in research is now accepted as a positive development as well as leading to the design of more successful research studies. Sarah Brown, an experienced patient representative explain why this is crucial in research development.
The British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Collaborative (BHF CRC) aims to support the planning and delivery of clinical research in heart and circulatory disease.
The BHF CRC will provide the infrastructure to facilitate, enhance and coordinate the research activity of existing cardiovascular and surgical societies, all of whom have pledged their support.
The initiative is funded by the British Heart Foundation and hosted by the British Cardiovascular Society.
Promote and Co-ordinate
To enable the effective planning and delivery of clinical research
Provide solutions to problems faced by our external stakeholders
Working with the research community to promote representation and opportunities
After a busy period of working with our IT partners, New Signature, and establishing our online Microsoft collaborative workspace, we are pleased to report that
The COVID pandemic has forced rapid changes in the way that we interact both with patients and with colleagues. In some cases the crisis has accelerated change that was already anticipated but in others completely new and imaginative solutions have been found to adapt service provision to the new environment.