Event: How does health research affect us?

Event: How does health research affect us?

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 2:53pm 8th November 2019. (Updated at 2:59pm 8th November 2019)

We're being given the opportunity to learn about health research in the county at an event at Kingston Mauward.

Residents are being given the opportunity to get involved in driving better healthcare at the event hosted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

Building Research Partnerships is a free educational event, taking place at Kingston Maurward on Tuesday 26th November between  10am - 3pm.

It aims to bring members of the public and health researchers together to discuss ways to make health research better. We can expect to learn about how research is prioritised, discover ways to support research locally and hear about the positive impact of patient and public involvement in research. 

Dorset County Hospital Entrance

The event will allow attendees to hear from patient representatives and meet with healthcare professionals, including members of the Research and Innovation team at Dorset County Hospital. 

Registration for this event is open until Monday 18th November. Places are subject to availability and will be provided on a first come first serve basis. 

Zoe Sheppard, Head of Research at Dorset County Hospital, said: 

"We're excited to be hosting the first ever Building Research Partnerships event in Dorchester. It's a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to meet with local research teams."

Kelly Adams, local Workforce Development Lead for the NIHR, added: 

"Involving patients and the public in research leads to research that meets their needs, is more reliable and more likely to be put into practice. Our annual Building Research Partnerships event is a great opportunity for us to meet with local people and hear about the areas of health research that matter to them most." 

laboratory test

Free on-site parking and lunch will be available.

Find out more and confirm attendance via Eventbrite.

Alternatively, contact Kelly Adams (Kelly.Adams@nihr.ac.uk or 01489 771118) or Zoe Sheppard (Zoe.Sheppard@dchft.nhs.uk or 01305 255298).