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Leeds Beckett hosts National Research Conference

Leeds Beckett welcomed leading healthcare professionals, academics and patient partners from across the country to this year’s Patient Reported Outcome Measures research conference on Thursday 13 June.

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The event, which was organised by Dr Trish Holch and Cat Brooke from the School of Social Sciences’ Centre for Psychological Research, brought together clinicians, researchers and academics to give presentations on PROMs, which measure the impact of illness and treatment from the patient perspective, based on questionnaire responses.

Notable speakers at this year’s event included patient advocate Roger Wilson CBE, Nanna Skovgaard from the Danish Ministry of Health and Professor Stephen Radley from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield.

A workshop on integrating electronic PROMs in clinical practice was also chaired by Professor Galina Velikova from the University of Leeds.

The conference, which was opened by the Vice Chancellor, is endorsed by the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) and has been generously supported by the National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Networks and the Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes.

The conference chair, Dr Trish Holch, said: “Hosting the UK PROMS has enabled the Psychology Department at Leeds Beckett to showcase and strengthen our growing PsyCen Health Psychology and Medical Practice Research Group, by building on its national and international collaborative research relationships.

“Most importantly, the conference confirms Leeds Beckett PsyCen as a hub for patient-centric research and will be a celebration of the ‘Patient’s Voice,’ promoting the PROM agenda in the UK and beyond.”

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