Vfrac research study on back pain

The Vfrac research study is planning on producing a checklist for use in primary care to identify older women with back pain due to un-diagnosed broken bones in the back.

As part of this study, Vfrac are asking a variety of people about their opinions on what currently happens to an older woman who has back pain (either new or ongoing). This information will be used to check that the Vfrac results make sense, and to try and work out whether the use of this checklist in GP surgeries will save the NHS money, and improve patient quality of life.

Completing this short, but vital questionnaire should take less than 10 minutes to complete. The University of Bristol has confirmed that ethics approval is not required for this questionnaire. The results will kept confidential and anonymised before analysing.

If you would like to take part, please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vfrac-study@bristol.ac.uk.

Clean Air Zone Survey 2020

This online survey is part of a research study at the University of Bristol about transport and air quality in the area around Upper Maudlin Street and Marlborough Street, Bristol and is an opportunity for carers to feed in your views on how local clean air proposals can ensure that transport options are accessible for carers and disabled people.

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Would you like to be a carer representative?

Carer representatives listen to the views of other carers and make sure that they are heard. This includes speaking out for other carers at meetings and events and feeding in to local strategies.

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Online tool for carers of people with learning disabilities or autism

#Right2Home and British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) are developing an online tool to guide people facing COVID-19 restrictions to visiting loved ones who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities.

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BNSSG: Your views on healthcare during coronavirus

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG) are hosting event next week called “Listening event for Older People: Your views on healthcare during coronavirus.”

Date & time: 14th July at 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

The event is for people aged 55 and over to find out your views on how healthcare has changed during the pandemic. It is important to make sure that carers’ views are included in this discussion.

You can book a place by clicking here.

Carers UK: Virtual state of caring conference 2020

Carers UK are running an online virtual conference on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

“In response to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Carers UK has decided that to ensure the safety of its staff and delegates, this year’s State of Caring conference will be held online.”

The conference will be held on Wednesday 21 October and run from 10.00am to 3.00pm. With a virtual reception from 3.15pm to 3.45pm.

Click here for more details about the conference.

Barnardos: Parent carers needed for new focus group

Barnardos are interested in hearing from parent carers and are in the process of creating a new group to look at information for parent carers and their families regarding the new Autism Hub for children. The Autism Hub will focus mainly on diagnostic assessments.

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Musculoskeletal service user & carer panel

The NHS wants to improve Musculoskeletal (MSK) services. MSK services include Trauma and Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Pain services. The service covers carers living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Please note: this panel is not run by Carers Support Centre.

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