College team commended for public involvement in emergency care research

A team from the College of Medicine has been commended for its work involving the public in research into emergency care, winning an award from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) funded Clinical Research Centre (CRC).

The team forms part of the TRUST (Thematic Research for emergency, UnScheduled and Trauma care) network - a Registered Research Group funded by NISCHR - which focuses on emergency care and is led by Professor Helen Snooks of the College of Medicine.

TRUST has developed considerable expertise in involving the public in research.  For example it has produced the first published guidance for involving service users in clinical trials.

NISCHR has funded Cynnwys Pobl: Involving People, a patient, service user and carer involvement research network for Wales within the NISCHR Clinical Research Centre.   The TRUST team recently won the Involving People case study award at an event organised by NISCHR CRC. The award was for their work on the SAFER2 project, which is looking at the best ways to support older people who have fallen and called 999.