Please find enclosed a copy of a letter from the British Heart Foundation
If ANYONE interested then please use contact details in the letter.
Please note that they need a response by the 19th June 2017
From: Sinduja Manohar
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 5:39 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; ‘email@example.com’
Subject: Can your group help set priorities for cardiac surgery research?
Dear Mike, Jeff and Sandra,
We’ve been approached by an organisation who are looking to set up a Priority Setting Partnership which is a way to bring patients, carers and clinicians together to identify and prioritise the unanswered questions about treatments that they agree are the most important – this is where they need your help.
In particular they are hoping to set up the Partnership to focus on Cardiac Surgery Research. In order to get funding to achieve this they need to put forward their plans of who will sit on the steering / working group to the funding committee. They see the importance of having patients be part of the steering / working group to ensure patient needs are at the heart of what they do and are hopeful that you will want to get involved.
I am emailing to ask if this is something one of you or someone in your group would be interested in getting involved in. Given your wider patient links with the Heart Support Group we believe that you’d be able to talk to a range of patients who have had cardiac surgery to find out their viewpoints. If you do get involved and funding is provided, it is anticipated there will be three face to face meetings and six teleconferences over 2 years.
Please note that at the moment this is only putting forward your expression of interest in getting involved with this partnership as funding has not yet been secured and this is not a BHF opportunity – we are promoting it on behalf of another organisation.
I hope this is something you are able to get involved in. I do realise this is all a bit vague so if you do have any questions or would like to discuss anything further please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Patient Engagement Officer
British Heart Foundation
Greater London House | 180 Hampstead Road
London | NW1 7AW