Online Join Dementia Research Awareness Tool
Approximately 32.9% of Join Dementia Research volunteers living with dementia hear about the service through a healthcare professional. Further, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that health and care professionals should help people living with dementia and their carers find out about opportunities to take part in research, and empower them to make their own decisions about getting involved. The objectives of the Dementia 2020 Challenge states that appropriate staff should be able to signpost patients to Join Dementia Research, that all newly diagnosed people will receive information about JDR, and that 25% of people with dementia are registered with JDR by 2020.
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Creating a Research Friendly Culture
Healthcare staff are essential in the recruitment of patients to clinical studies. For many reasons patients look to their local clinician or nurse for information so they can make meaningful decisions and choices about their care and treatment. We know that patients often prefer information to come from a trusted source. Staff have the ability to help people understand research, have dialogue with a potential participant and assist researchers to identify and enlist participants for a study. With around 2,000 staff at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C & I) providing a service to approximately 500,000 patients from across the North Thames region, it was recognised that through training all healthcare staff, the profile of research could be raised and the number of patients into trials increased.