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My Friday Coffee Morning – Barton Hill 

Patient Experience Partnership in Research (PEP-R) 

Would you like to get involved?

Why get involved?

We asked My Friday Coffee Morning – Barton Hill why they think it’s important to get involved in research. Some of the things they said were: to get up to date, to adapt to the changing world, and to help to bring different medications and treatments to family, friends, and the community. Read on below for more reasons.

Is research into joints, muscles and bones of interest to you?

Some examples of work we do is in knee replacement, hip replacement, back pain, and osteoarthritis.

Who can get involved?

We like to work with people from different backgrounds because they bring different and diverse ideas. You don’t need any research experience to be involved. Your experience as a patient, carer, family member or friend of someone with bone or joint problems is what counts.

Come and join us!

Would you like to be involved? There’s lots of different ways to get involved to fit with you. Some examples are:

  • Online or face-to-face group meetings
  • Talking 1:1 with a researcher either online, face-to-face, or via e-mail
  • Having a researcher visit a group/organisation that you already attend
  • Asking people to come along to research team meetings

It’s your research

My Friday Coffee Morning – Barton Hill have told us some reasons why they like to be involved in research:

Your voice is heard

Sharing information to help others

Collecting ideas

Having a two way relationship

Getting more information

Being part of the solution

Changing medicine and treatments

Building a positive relationship with the university

Connection and building relationships

Practicing communication and English

Skills for wellbeing which improve quality of life


My Friday Coffee Morning, Dhek Bhal, and Malcolm X Elders and worked with us to help us to understand how best to involve community groups in our research. Working with a local artist, we have made this poster:

 How to get involved

If you would like more information or have any questions, we would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at and we’ll get back to you.

If you are interested in being involved, please complete this contact form and we will be in touch with you soon.

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