Patients and public
We consult with patients to identify their urgent clinical needs and involve them at every stage of the research process; from attending panel meetings to reviewing study documents. Some patients are applicants on grant proposals.
If you’re interested in getting involved with research you can:
- take part in one of our studies or complete a survey
- sign up with the patient organisation Vocal (more details below)
- or contact us at ManCAD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We work closely with Vocal, a group that brings patients and researchers together, to deliver high quality patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE).
We recently worked with Vocal on an engagement project called Hearing Health Now. We found that hearing health is a topic that needs to be talked about more by everyone.
“The role of the patient representative is to contribute a patient’s perspective when the research is being designed and carried out. The hearing health programme will bring great benefits to people of all ages with hearing loss, directly improving the health and wellbeing and quality of life through world class research programmes. I feel privileged to be associated with this work.”
Julia Garlick / BRC Hearing Health, patient representative
We’re also committed to engaging with the public in creative ways to explain our research in a straightforward and enjoyable way.
ManCAD staff take part in the University’s Community Festival each year and we’ve been involved with engagement events at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.