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Get Involved with Research

Are you interested in how Research and Evidence could support your decision-making? Looking for evidence to support business change? Would you be interesting in taking part in research activity? Also below are details of our training courses.

BJGP Research Conference – 12th March 2020 (plus workshops 11th March)

An exceptional opportunity for researchers to acquire new skills and present their work in a constructive, peer-reviewed environment.  Aimed at GPs all stages of their careers and members of the wider primary care team with an interest in developing research skills.

  • Hear from leading figures in primary care research
  • Learn new skills in writing, critical appraisal, peer review and presentation
  • Receive constructive feedback on research presentations.


Are you a GP or Practice Nurse …

… able to signpost patients to a study being undertaken by the Respiratory Research Group at Newcastle University into the effect of aging on acute inflammatory responses?  The criteria for participation are that the patient considers themselves healthy, do not smoke and are not taking either steroids or aspirin and are over 65 years old.  Volunteers would need to attend a screening visit and subsequent study day at City Hospital Sunderland, so should be willing and able to travel there. Recruiting until August 2020

Please look at the attached flyer for more information and details of how to contact the research team: GP Flyer

Are you a primary or community care prescriber or a community pharmacist/dispensing technician?

Researchers from Sunderland University would like your help with an interview study on prescribing error reporting.  They are looking for volunteers to take part in a 30-45 minute interview about their views on the key facilitators and barriers to reporting and learning from prescribing errors within primary care.

Further information:  PREPARE PIS V1.5.1 18 June 2019 or contact Dr Nicky Hall, Sunderland University, (; 0191 515 3261).

Are you a GP, Prescribing Practice Nurse or pharmacist?

Are you involved in the care of patients with T2DM and willing to share your experiences?  Please use the link, from any digital device

Participation should take no more than 15 minutes.  Contact for more information


This link gives a brief introduction to Research and Evidence

Training Courses

The team also offers training opportunities, which can be bespoke to meet your needs.  Details are in the presentation below.  Contact us to find out how we can best support you or to book in on one of the planned courses

RE Team Training details of training content

2019 Training  training dates currently scheduled for 2019

Training SPRING 2020 – training scheduled for Jan-April 2020

If you have any ideas for Research and Evaluation, please complete this ideas form

The team regularly share information, usually through our regular bulletin or using CCG newsletters, where regional research and evaluation studies are looking to recruit.  If you are able and willing to be involved, mail us at to register your interest and be guided to suitable research opportunities.


You can also stay in touch with what is happening on twitter@NECSRETeam. See live feed on Research Evidence home page