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Suggest a research topic form

Use our suggest a topic form to make a research suggestion to help shape our research.

About the research topic

Please describe the patient group(s), people, population or communities that this research would be for (Limit 550 characters)

For example:

  • primary care
  • secondary care
  • care homes
  • local authorities
  • A&E
  • midwifery services

What is the intervention for which the research is needed (i.e. where we need to know more about "what works")?  (Limit 1000 characters)

The definition of intervention is very broad and can range from:

  • Interventions to improve health and social care and prevent disease, the use of a diagnostic test or questionnaire, drug treatments, devices, surgical techniques, physical or talking therapies, settings of care and screening.
  • Wider public health and social care interventions and services e.g. reducing transport injuries related to children and young people.
  • Interventions to improve the quality of health and social care services, how effective they are and how easy they are for people to access.

Where known, please state normal practice in this field (i.e. what the control/comparator would likely be for the suggested research).

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