Share your views on how the Newcastle BRC can better involve people in what they do.
The National Institute of Health Research Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) would like to improve the way we involve patients and public contributors in our research activity. We are looking for people to come talk to us about how we can better involve people in what we do.
The National Institute of Health Research Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together academics and clinicians to translate lab-based scientific breakthroughs into potential new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies. We focus on research related to ageing and long-term conditions, improving the lives of people here in the North East, across the UK and beyond. Our BRC harnesses experimental medicine expertise in dementia, liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, neuromuscular disease, and skin and oral disease, in order to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ageing syndromes such as sarcopenia and frailty.
To find out more about the research we do here is our website: https://www.newcastlebrc.nihr.ac.uk/
There is no criteria other than a curiosity to get involved and help shape future health research in our region. For this initial discussion, we do need people to have access to a computer to join us on a Zoom call.
You do not need to have taken part in research before and we would be happy to help you with support to be able to be part of the meeting.
We have come up with some ideas of how we could better involve people in our research but we would love to talk to some public and patient contributors to make sure what we decide on is going to work for them. We are right at the start of this journey to improve our involvement of people in our research activity so we are keen to get people’s views.
At the meeting we will briefly explain what we do and then some of the ideas we had to better involve people in our research work. No need to prepare apart from to bring lots of ideas and positive thoughts about how we could involve people more.