We are looking for members of the public to help us improve the care we provide to adults attending the Emergency Department with abdominal pain.
We would like to hear from you if,
- you have a diagnosed abdominal pain condition, or you are still under investigation
- you have attended A&E once or multiple times due to abdominal pain
- your abdominal pain is not as a result of a specific injury
Why we need you
We want to explore your experiences of attending the Emergency Department and the treatment you received, with a view to improving the help we provide. We are interested in developing services so that we are better equipped to respond to abdominal pain.
Our previous work has shown that providing more information to patients about their pain, is beneficial in terms of how they manage and respond to their pain in the future.
How you can help
- We would like you to meet with us via Teams/Zoom or similar for an initial talk about the research study and why we feel it is important to carry out this research.
- We would like you to help us to ensure that the patient information we give to our research participants is easily understood
- We would like to make sure we are asking the right questions in our research, and we would like to hear what you think the right questions are to explore
- Share your experience of attending an emergency department with abdominal pain
You can read a little bit about what it’s like to be involved on page 7, Issue 3 of the ‘Take Part and Be Involved’ magazine at: www.nbt.nhs.uk/takepartbeinvolvedinresearchmagazine
We will provide you with a Love-to -Shop Gift Card that can be spent on-line as a thank you for your time.
If you would like to be involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jo Daniels, Senior Lecturer, University of Bath and Clinical Psychologist, North Bristol NHS Trust
Communication & Patient & Public Involvement Manager (Research)