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Hand Fracture & Joint Injury Patient Advisory Group 

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Do you want to help shape the future of hand surgery research?

We are looking for patients who have experienced a fracture (break) and/or a joint injury of the hand, to help us to make sure that:

  • Our research is important to patients/public
  • Our research is right for those who take part
  • We tell people about our research in the right ways
  • We try to find better ways to help people with hand conditions

This is known as Patient and Public Involvement (PPI). As a member of our Patient Advisory Group you would be invited to participate in activities to help us to plan, improve and carry out research into common hand problems.

To find out more download our leaflet PDF or click on the boxes below.

 

 

Does it apply to me?

If you have experienced a fracture (break) in any of these areas of your hand, we would love to hear from you!

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Joints are the place where two bones meet. They link bones together and allow our bodies to move. There are many joints in the hand which allow us to use our hands freely. If you have injured one of the joints in your hand, we would like to hear from you.

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What does it involve?

As a member of our Patient Advisory Group you would be invited to participate in activities to help us to plan, improve and carry out research into common hand problems.

 

This may include:

  • Taking part in focus groups & workshops
  • Supporting research design and planning
  • Providing feedback on written information for patients
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Frequently asked questions

Q. Can I choose which activities I take part in?

YES. You are under NO obligation to participate in any activities you are invited to.

Q. Do I need any experience to join the group?

NO. You do not need any experience, we just want to hear your views.

Q. Will being involved in this group affect my treatment?

NO. This will not affect the treatment or care you receive.

Q. Does this mean I will be entered into a study?

NO.


Q. Where can I find out more about PPI?

You can find out more about PPI from INVOLVE, a national advisory group funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at www.invo.org.uk

 

 


What do patients say?

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 I got involved to make life better for the next generation. But it turned out to be really interesting and fun too.
 
 

 

 I gave feedback related mainly to the way in which the questions were asked and what information was required.
 
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What do I need to do next?

You can download our leaflet PDF.

If you are interested and would like further information please contact us.

Phone: 0115 823 1115 and quote "HAND"

Email: CEBHS@nottingham.ac.uk

Hand Fracture & Joint Injury Patient Advisory Group
Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery
Academic Orthopaedics
Trauma & Sports Medicine
Queens’ Medical Centre
Nottingham
NG7 2UH

Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery

The University of Nottingham
C Floor, West Block, QMC
Nottingham, NG7 2UH


telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1115
email:CEBHS@nottingham.ac.uk