Patient Involvement in Primary Care Research (PIP-CaRe)

The 3D trial was developed in consultation with the PIP-CaRe group which was formed for this purpose. The PIP-CaRe group consists of people who all have two or more long-term conditions and who can therefore advise on the needs and priorities of people in this situation who are managed in primary care.

There are currently 11 members of the group who contribute in important ways and to whom we are very grateful. We are always interested to hear from other people who may be interested in joining. For more information about what PIP-CaRe involves, please take a look at our PIP-CaRe leaflet (PDF, 479kB).

Watch members of PIP-CaRe discussing the need for the 3D approach here .

What does PIP-CaRe do?

The PIP-CaRe group meets with the 3D researchers at the University of Bristol roughly every 3 months. PIP-CaRe has contributed in a number of ways which include advising about the best way to organise care for people with several long-term conditions, commenting on trial documents to make sure they are easily understood and expressed in the right way, recommending ways of communicating with patients like them, helping to make a questionnaire more relevant, taking part in a focus group to develop an interview and focus group schedule for patients. Later a member of the group will help to interpret the results of the patient interviews that will take place during the process evaluation.  Two members of the group are on the steering committee of the trial which oversees the conduct of the trial and makes sure it is appropriate and relevant to the people it will affect.

Contact: Cindy Mann
Research Associate
Centre for Academic Primary Care
University of Bristol,
Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Clifton, Bristol BS9 2PS
Tel: 0117 331 4583

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