The NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Cooperative (MIC) once again is offering an exciting opportunity for you to get involved in research and to have your say in helping to shape future patient involvement on the many projects, workshops and panels that we host. This is the first in a series of planned Outreach Focus groups that we are hosting which will take place on Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 10.30am. The focus of the study is to improve the care that patients receive after a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. We know some people after a concussion will having ongoing problems like headaches, problems with thinking, fatigue or dizziness. The majority of patients are sent home from Emergency Departments with simple advice, no arranged follow up and the expectation those with persisting problems will seek help themselves. However, the nature of a brain injury makes reaching out for help often difficult, and many patients do not receive the long-term care they need. This is an unmet healthcare need affecting millions of individuals worldwide each year. We want to run a study where we give an early intervention using an app to see if this improves outcomes. We are looking for feedback on our study to improve its design and ensure it is the most effective was can be for patients. In order to get involved and have your say, register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org whereby further details and log-in instructions will be provided.
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