Participate in end of life emergency research

The Emergency Care Research Team at University of the West of England are looking for a member of the public, or a patient who has experience of end of life care, or of caring for someone at the end of their life to join the study team and inform all stages of a developing research project.

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GP Link Volunteers feature in good practice report

Our GP Link Volunteer programme is included in a national report by the Kings Fund, examining good practice around volunteering in general practice. We were pleased that our programme was chosen as one of the case studies, showing the added value and benefit that volunteering can make in primary care. The Kings Fund report explores ways in which volunteers contribute to general practice, providing an opportunity for practices to engage beyond their traditional boundaries, creating an interface with voluntary and community sector organisations and with the wider community.

We currently work with all 52 GP practices in Bristol and 26 GP practices in South Gloucestershire. Practices can request their own GP Link volunteer, who helps to support people to self-identify as carers, so that they can then access information to help them in their caring role.

See the Kings fund report: Volunteering in general practice: opportunities and insights

Find out more about our volunteering programme.

Help with research on distance caring

Are you caring for someone who lives far away from you?

The University of Hull is researching the experiences of people providing help, support or care to adult relatives or friends who live at a distance from them (requiring them to travel for more than one hour when visiting).

If you are over 18 and have provided such care in the last 2 years you can help with this research.

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