What questions do you have about gastrointestinal care?
 
The National Institute for Health Research in partnership with key stakeholders, is seeking suggestions for research in gastrointestinal care.  In particular, we are interested in the area of digestive function, e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). 
 
Why are we seeking research suggestions?
 
We commission and fund projects looking at the usefulness of new and existing tests, treatments and ways of doing things. The interventions we look at typically have some reason to believe they will have an effect in humans, and have always been used in humans before we study them. We also look at how to improve public health to see what really works in practice.
 
To make good decisions about what research to fund we need a complete and balanced picture about which questions most urgently need answering. We ask patients, carers, clinicians, health care workers, service managers and researchers. Whoever you are, we need your voice. 

It would be helpful if you could include as much information as possible in your responses below, but all ideas and themes are welcome.
 
Please note that your responses will be treated confidentially and any information you provide will only be used in relation to this exercise. 
 
If you would prefer to contact us directly, please email netsid@nihr.ac.uk

Thank you
 

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* 1. Which of the following best describes your experience of gastrointestinal disease? 
(Please tick the main one that applies to you)

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* 2. From your own experience of gastrointestinal disease, what questions would you like to see answered by research?    We are interested in your research ideas across all aspects of care and support.
 
(Please provide up to 5 suggestions in the boxes below)

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* 3. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

Thank you for completing our survey. We will compare your suggestions with existing or ongoing research and seek advice from experts, patients or carers. Our team of researchers and our panels of outside experts and members of the public decide what research we should be trying to commission next.

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