Where: King’s College London, Guy’s Campus. Situated next to Guy's Hospital and a short walk from London Bridge station.
When: Late August/early September 2018
A team of researchers at King’s College London (Professor Cath Sackley, Dr Katie Sheehan and Ms Rhian Milton-Cole) are developing a research project to support people following transient ischemic attack (TIA). The team would like to work with people who have experienced TIA and their family members to ensure that the research meets the needs of this patient group. This is part of a process known as Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement, where researchers work with patients and members of the public to design research that matters to them.
Two discussion groups will be held, with between five and eight people in each. The purpose of the groups will be to:
- Talk about how TIA has affected you and your family
- Look at some questionnaires about how experiencing a TIA might make people feel
- Share ideas for ways to support people following a TIA
As well as helping to shape the research, taking part in the discussion groups will provide an opportunity for people to share their experiences, gain peer support and learn about research. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend the discussion groups, conversations can take place over the phone. There will also be opportunity to join the research team as an advisor for the project.
Travel expenses will be paid, and refreshments provided.