What is the Consultancy Service?
BUCRU has developed a consultancy service aimed at organisations that have an interest in health and wellbeing. Members of the team have many years experience of providing consultation services to the NHS, public bodies, charities and businesses. In addition to research projects we can also advise on audit projects, clinical evaluations, service evaluations and other areas where the collection and analysis of good quality data is important.
How can it help?
The service is flexible and tailored to the client’s requirements. Typically an initial meeting will involve finding out about the client’s needs and discussing the ways in which we can help. Our involvement could range from a single meeting to discuss a particular issue, through to conducting a project on behalf of the client.
Some examples are:
¨ Advising on or conducting clinical trials, surveys, epidemiological studies, pilot and feasibility studies
¨ Study design
¨ Advice on sample size
¨ Questionnaire design and validation
¨ Outcome measures
¨ Data collection and management
¨ Statistical analysis and interpretation
¨ Qualitative and mixed methods approaches
¨ Design and evaluation of complex interventions such as found in medicine, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy and so on.
¨ Managing and running studies
¨ Advice on ethics and governance approval processes.
¨ Involving patients and the public in research
How do I find out more?
For further information about, and access to, our consultancy service please contact:
Louise Ward (administrator):
Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit
R505 Royal London House
Bournemouth BH1 3LT
Tel: 01202 961939