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We are grateful to all the people who took part in this study, to Julie Evans for her work as ‘research buddy,’ and to our advisory panel for their help and guidance throughout the project.  

Advisory Panel

Professor Claire Anderson, Professor of Social Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, The University of Nottingham
Carole Bennett, Lay representative
Professor Peter Bower, Professor of Health Services Research, NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, University of Manchester
Dr Benjamin Brown, GP and Welcome Trust Research Training Fellow, Health eResearch Centre, University of Manchester
Professor Stephen Campbell, Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Manchester
Rebecca Hays, Research Associate, Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester
Professor Jose M Valderas, Professor of Health Services Research and Policy at University of Exeter Medical School
Brian Minor, Lay representative
Dr Sara Ryan, Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford

Supported by

This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre; the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (Award no. 242, 2014/15); and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist Award “Improving the management of long term conditions with the clinical use of patient reported outcome measures in Primary Care” (NIHR/CS/010/024). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.


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