Research and Healthcare Studies
Find out about third party research studies that you can get involved in. The more information that healthcare researchers can gather about how individuals experience certain conditions and treatments, the more effective their work can be to treat, cure, and prevent diseases.
This page is regularly updated so do check back for news and additions, as we take care to follow up and share findings, wherever possible.
Current studies on this page:
APPRAISE Study – Webinar
Let’s go with the flow: Breaking the culture of silence around incontinence and other pelvic floor conditions
Following the Appraise Study, Leeds Beckett University will be hosting a webinar on Friday 15th December 10.15-11am; ‘Let’s go with the flow: Breaking the culture of silence around incontinence and other pelvic floor conditions’.
So many women suffer with pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence and prolapse, so why is there such a taboo around talking about them?
This webinar aims to break down the barriers and encourage conversations around incontinence and other pelvic floor problems. This includes the ways that diversity may impact upon women’s experiences of living with these conditions, such as disability, and social, cultural, heritage and faith perspectives.
They will also be discussing the APPRAISE Study, led by Leeds Beckett University, and how you can get involved in this research to help us understand the ways that surgery for incontinence and prolapse can impact upon quality of life.
This event is hosted by Professor Georgina Jones, Dr Mollie Price and Cat Brooke at Leeds Beckett University and supported by Fatima Khan-Shah, West Yorkshire Inclusivity Champion, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership & West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
The APPRAISE Study is funded by the NIHR . The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.
Reserve your place on the webinar here:
Get Involved to Improve Men’s Urological Care
Paid Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Group Opportunity
As part of the OPTIMSIE Project and in collaboration with the NHS, the University of Winchester is running a study exploring men’s experiences and treatment decision making in relation to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).
Our goal is to create a Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) group to help us inform and
develop this research, to ultimately improve urological care for men.
Who can take part?
We would like to involve men between the ages of 45-85 years who have experienced
urinary symptoms and/or treatment for BPH/LUTS, as well as their partners or family
You do not need to have any research experience; we are interested in YOUR experiences and perspectives!
What would taking part look like?
You may be asked to take part in focus groups/one-to-one conversations or read and
respond to research materials.
PPI members will be given a nominal payment for their support of the research
(approximately £25 voucher per hour).
If you are interested or have any questions, then please click the link below:
Or email our team, on;
ORAL NUTRITIONAL STUDY – ONS – £35
London based Opinion Health are inviting people to their online study about ONS.
So, if you currently consume a milk based ONS – like Fresubin, Ensure, Aymes, Meritene or similar, we would like to speak with you.
Please take 2 minutes to register here – https://survey.opinionhealth.co.uk/uc/16068/?a=1&b=&c=B&B&d=
You will receive £35* to participate in this 2-part online study.
For more details email [email protected] with 16068 in the subject line.
More about them here – www.opinionhealth.com
Visceral Pain Study
The University of Cambridge are involved in a study aimed at better understanding visceral pain through the experiences of people living with their condition. This will help the NHS to develop services and offer patients more effective interventions and support to address the diverse nature of their symptoms and help improve their quality of life. The study will also include how the nerves connecting inner organs to the brain cause pain, as their exact identity is unknown.
The goal is also to set up a UK-wide database of visceral pain patients to address these areas.
This survey is the first part of the project and is working with a wide number of charity partners to reach a large and diverse number of participants throughout the United Kingdom, all of whom will have differing experiences of visceral pain.
It is conducted with a larger consortium called ADVANTAGE (Advanced Discovery of Visceral Analgesics via Neuroimmune Targets and the Genetics of Extreme human phenotype) This is part of the Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP)
The closing date for this study is 31st May 2025. For more information, please email: [email protected].
Please note, these studies are conducted by third party institutions – we have taken every care to ensure best practice however advise that you take care whenever sharing personal information – if you need further information please contact the research coordinator directly.