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RAPID Eczema Trials Project Launches


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We are delighted to announce the start of our RAPID Eczema Trials project

This is a 5-year programme of research, led by Kim Thomas and Amanda Roberts, that involves working with members of the public to prioritise, design and conduct high-quality online trials to test different ways of managing eczema.

As a research group, we have over 20 years of experience in designing and conducting trials.  In this time, we have learnt a lot about how to design eczema trials, what outcomes to measure in trials and how to share new knowledge with others.  We are keen to share this expertise with the wider eczema community, so that people with eczema can design and run trials for themselves.

Over the 5-year period of the project, we hope to involve as many people as possible - from all walks of life.  If you have eczema, or know someone who has eczema, and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

The project is starting in September 2022, and our first task is to decide which trial to do first.

We are looking for people who have experience of eczema who would like to join the RAPID Eczema Trials Team. The project will be co-produced with members of the public, healthcare professionals and researchers to make sure that we tackle the right questions, in the right way and that the results of the research that we do together is high quality. 

Together, we will create new knowledge and improve the lives of people with eczema, but we need you to make this vision a reality.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Amanda Roberts amandaroberts@ntlworld.com (patient researcher) or Kim Thomas kim.thomas@nottingham.ac.uk (academic researcher)

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The RAPID Eczema Trials programme is sponsored by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (PGfAR NIHR203279). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.  

 Funded by NIHR National Institute for Health and Care Research

Posted on Tuesday 23rd August 2022

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