Calling all GPs, First Contact Practitioners and physiotherapists working in self-referral services - Help improve understanding around primary care clinicians’ experiences of delivering self-management advice to patients returning to services with persistent or recurring low back pain.
About the research study: (University of Southampton Ethics 14/09/23 ERGO 81238)
The purpose of this study is to improve understanding around primary care clinicians’ experiences of delivering self-management advice to patients returning to services with persistent or recurring low back pain. We are recruiting GPs, First Contact Practitioners and physiotherapists working in self-referral services in profession specific groups to take part in an online (Microsoft teams) focus group interview. The focus group discussion will explore clinicians’ practice experiences, opinions and beliefs surrounding self-management strategies and will last up to 1 hour. There will be no further follow-up required and clinicians’ identity and service in which they work will be anonymised.
What is needed to participate:
The planned focus group will take place in November [15.11.23, 20.11.23 at 12.30—13.30 and 27.11.23 at 17.00-18.00] and participants will need access to a laptop/computer, with camera and microphone with stable internet in a quiet/private location. A letter of participation in research can be provided following the online focus group which can be used as evidence of CPD.
Please find the study advertisement poster and participant information sheet attached and consider forwarding this to the network [physiotherapists band 7 and above].
I would be grateful if you could consider the best distribution method for this material for people in your network whether via email, social media, announcement in a staff meetings or printed put on display in a staff room or on your staff notice board.
Anyone is interested in participating or has further questions can email:
Please include your professional role and work location e.g. Trust/service/department for eligibility screening and group sorting purposes only.
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