This Diabetes Week, help beat diabetes

Posted: Jun 19, 2015

It’s Diabetes Week, and healthcare professionals, patients and researchers are raising awareness and best practice around the disease.

People with diabetes in Greater Manchester can get involved with research, which could help improve care and treatments for the condition, by signing up to the Help Beat Diabetes campaign.

Help Beat Diabetes is an initiative supported by the NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester, and based at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Once patients sign up, researchers can search pseudonymised records to identify eligible study participants. All NHS patient data used by the Help Beat Diabetes team is securely stored separately from clinical data on an NHS encrypted database. Using FARSITE, these patients can then be approached and invited into the studies that may be of particular interest to them.

Taking part in a clinical study provides a great way to make a difference to future care, both for the patient and for other people with diabetes. Helping to develop new treatments and care programmes is incredibly important.

There is no obligation to take part in any study that patients are invited to, and all patients are free to change their mind at any time.

For more information on Help Beat Diabetes, visit their website.

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