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Title: Improving research through consumer involvement.
Author: Cayton, H. & Hanley, B.
Date Published: 2001
Reference: In: M. Baker & S. Kirk (Eds.) Research and development for the NHS (pp 195-207). Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


This chapter explores some of the reasons for involving consumers in R&D, makes recommendations about how to involve consumers and discusses the role of Consumers in NHS Research (now INVOLVE). It includes examples of collaborations between researchers and consumers where involvement has had an impact on:

  • the research topic
  • priorities for research
  • research design
  • disseminating results.

Related entry: none currently available

Categories: health
public health
social care
Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning
Designing research
Writing up and disseminating
impact on funding/commissioning
impact on research
impact on implementation and change
impact of public involvement
book chapter
Implementation and change

Date Entered: 2007/02/27

Date Edited: 2012/11/21

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