If you would like to get involved in Age and Ageing Research click on the link below to view a list of studies that are open to patients. For more information about getting involved in clinical research you can visit our Patient and Public Involvement page.
The UK Clinical Trials Gateway provides easy to understand information about clinical research trials running in the UK and gives access to a large range of information about these trials. It is designed to enable you and your clinician to locate and contact trials of interest to you. Please follow the link to find out more.
If you are interested in becoming involved in Age and Ageing Research as a researcher contact your local Specialty Group lead.
Quick view of Age and Ageing studies currently recruiting and open to new sites
(Click on the links for further details and contact person)
|UKCRN ID ||STUDY ||STATUS|
|10617 ||PreFIT- Prevention of Fall Injury Trial ||Open to new sites within England|
|11666 ||ATHENE- Assistive Technologies for Healthy Living in Elders: Needs Assessment by Ethnography ||Open to new sites within England|
|7582 ||Probiotic NU278 - Probiotics for preventing antibiotic associated diarrhoea including Clostridium difficile infection ||Open to new sites within England|
|2496 ||ARUBA- A randomised trial of unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations ||Open to new sites within UK|
|11448 ||The effect (s) of routine administration of Fluoxetine in patients with a recent stroke -FOCUS ||Open to new sites within UK|
Patient and Public Involvement in the Age and Ageing Specialty Group
The Age and Ageing Specialty Group fully recognises the importance of involving patients, older people, carers, and everyone else with a stake in ageing research, and therefore aims to firmly establish PPI within the framework of the group and the way in which it can support the delivery of high quality, patient-oriented research.
Lay representation in the Age and Ageing Specialty Group
Mr David Scott is a co-opted member of the Age and Ageing Specialty Group and joined in October 2011 and crucially provides a lay older person's perspective at specialty group meetings and in developing the group’s’ PPI strategy. Here is how he came to be a part of the group in his own words:-
“As a Science graduate and retired educational professional I came to NIHR by chance in responding to a request in an AGE UK digital newsletter but it was very appropriate at the time. Already I was engaged with my Patient Participation Group and had experienced a complete life reorientation as a result of moving into an Extra Care Village in Crewe to accommodate my wife’s increasing difficulties with mobility. This, at the age of 70+, has been very life affirming and now, with involvement in research through The Alzheimer’s Society, I feel I have a firm base for encouraging patient involvement in research and, now, more particularly, without age restriction. Having seen PPI representatives at work on the Governing Bodies of Clinical Commissioning Groups and myself engaging in the newly formed Health and Wellbeing processes I hope to be able to make some contribution to “the patient at the centre” model which is currently being promoted and which should lead to better services in both health and social care.”
Local PPI news
Dr Adam Gordon, Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, recently fed back about his research to a varied audience of professionals and the public at the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland CLRN Age and Ageing group meeting. Adam is also the Deputy Honorary Secretary of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), and blogged about his experience at the meeting on the BGS website (link below) which makes for a fantastic read about a researcher’s perceptions of involving patients and the public and how it can make a significant contribution to taking research forward.