Published on 8 July 2024

People with diabetes wanted to complete questionnaire.

As part of a new study researchers seek the views of marginalised or minoritised communities in South East London on their awareness of and/or prior engagement in research focussing on diabetes, endocrine and/or obesity-related disorders.

The NHS Health Research Authority Increasing diversity in health research study is commissioned to be run by King's Health Partners.

Researchers said: “Are you or someone you love or care for living with diabetes, obesity or an endocrine disease? Would you like to have your views shape future health research? 

“Mabadiliko CIC is working with King’s Health Partners to increase opportunities for minoritised or marginalised communities to take part in health research, which aims to find new and better ways of preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease.

“Your views and experiences matter! We want to ensure that your voice is heard to improve opportunities for under-represented people living with obesity, diabetes or endocrine diseases to take part in research.

“You can take part if you are an adult (aged 18 and older) from South East London with lived experience of conditions related to obesity, diabetes and/or other endocrine diseases (either personally or through care of a loved one). 

“We are especially keen to hear from those who are neurodivergent, identify as Black African or Caribbean / South Asian / Latin American heritage, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people living with disabilities, those with mental health disorders, and/or people experiencing poverty.

“If you would like to be involved, please complete the following survey to let us know a bit more about your awareness of health research, and any experiences you've had taking part in health research.

“Your participation in this exercise is invaluable to us, and we sincerely thank you for your time.”

Click here to participate in the survey

10 people who fill out the survey will be randomly selected to win £25 in Amazon vouchers.

Researcher will also be conducing two 2-hour online focus groups in July/August with up to 50 people, gathering invaluable insights on what participants need and what we can do to increase access to health research. Further details on what will be involved are contained in the survey. Focus group participants will receive up to £80 in Amazon vouchers as compensation for their time and contributions.

NOTE: DRWF will from time-to-time advise readers of ‘calls to participate’ in diabetes and related health research studies. It should not necessarily be considered that the charity is in any way connected to the study or the group issuing the call for participants. If we are involved in any way, we will make this known. We will only share external calls where we have confirmed that the study holds ethics committee approval, and the study is specific to diabetes and related health. Taking part in a medical research study is a big step and further helpful information can be found via the National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Trials Guide.

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