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    Jan Sadler
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    Georgia Richards is asking for volunteers for her university project as described below. Jan at PainSupport.

    Do you have pain? Do you take medications for your pain?
    Can you help contribute to the design of our research project on the prescribing of opioid medicines for people with pain?

    Who are we?
    My name is Georgia Richards, a student at the University of Oxford studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil). You can read more about me and my research here, https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/team/georgia-richards and the two
    teams I work in, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine https://www.cebm.net/about-us/
    and the EBM DataLab https://ebmdatalab.net/.

    What are we doing?
    We are applying for a research grant to obtain funding to conduct an important study into why the prescribing of strong pain medicines, called opioids, have increased and varies across England. This research will form part of my PhD thesis, it will be published in academic journals and be shared widely to help improve how medicines are prescribed to people with pain.

    Why are we doing this?
    We want to include people with the first-hand experience of pain to ensure our research has patients at the centre. Your input to our project could help it be successful in obtaining funding!

    Who are we looking for?
    People who currently have pain (or have had pain) and are either 1) taking (or have taken)opioids (i.e. Co-codamol, morphine, tramadol, fentanyl) or, 2) have avoided taking opioids.

    What do we require?
    A maximum of 3 sessions that can occur via email or the phone.
    1. One session to provide feedback on the research plan in our grant application (to occur during March 2019);
    2. One session to provide feedback on the project material including the information sheet we will send to general practitioners, the consent form, a questionnaire and a list of interview questions (between March and June 2019);
    3. One session at the end of the study to input into our interpretation, presentation and sharing of our study results (expected to occur between January and February 2020).

    We expect each session will take no more than 45 minutes of your time. Your responses can bewritten via email or we can arrange a time for a phone call if this is preferred.

    Can you contribute?
    If you are able to help us with this project, please fill in this brief form by 17 March 2019 :
    https://goo.gl/forms/zYZX8Ek1pPSZmoHq1
    Or, if you have any questions please get in touch
    with Georgia at georgia.richards@kellogg.ox.ac.uk

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    Lorna5
    Participant

    I have completed the form and will await contact

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    AnnieD
    Participant

    yep me too, as I’m an advocate for anti-opiods due absolutely unable to live with any more side effects…

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    PaulT_99
    Participant

    I did this on tues, and got all the stuff come through from Georgia today.

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