NBT Emergencies Team

Emergencies Public Involvement Group

We are looking for members of the public to help us improve the care we provide to adults attending the Emergency Department.

As part of a series of research studies in the works, we would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Attended the Emergency Department with abdominal pain
    • You have a diagnosed abdominal pain condition, or you are still under investigation 
    • You have attended the Emergency Department once or multiple times due to abdominal pain
    • Your abdominal pain is not as a result of a specific injury
  • Experienced an injury to your back
    • This may have a known OR unknown underlying cause
    • You have attended the Emergency Department once or multiple times due to this injury
    • You suffer from new or chronic back pain
  • Suffered a collapsed lung
    • This may be due to a severe chest injury following a fall
    • You have suffered multiple injuries following a major accident
    • You have been a victim of knife crime

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 these injuries.

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 the Emergency Department with your injury

To thank you for your participation in one of these groups, we will provide you with a Love2shop Gift Card that can be spent across multiple retailers online.

Abdominal Pain / Back Injury Groups

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch with us via:

Dr Jo Daniels: jodaniels@nhs.net
Senior Lecturer, University of Bath and Clinical Psychologist, North Bristol NHS Trust

or

Sharon Nolan: sharon.nolan@nbt.nhs.uk
Research Communications and Patient & Public Involvement Manager

Collapsed Lung Group

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch with us via:

Dr Ed Carlton: ed.carlton@nbt.nhs.uk
Associate Professor, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

or

Sharon Nolan: sharon.nolan@nbt.nhs.uk
Research Communications and Patient & Public Involvement Manager

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Research & Innovation
North Bristol NHS Trust
Floor 3, Learning & Research Centre
Southmead Hospital
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4149330
Email: research@nbt.nhs.uk