Developing partnerships between businesses and PRIMER

29th October 2020, 1:09 pm

The Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research at the University of Manchester is running a virtual information session about PRIMER and their proposal to develop partnerships with businesses to enable the working population to contribute their opinions to health research.


PRIMER (Primary Care Research in Manchester Engagement Resource) is a public involvement advisory panel at the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research, providing insight from a non-specialist perspective to clinical research projects. Input from PRIMER members results in better research because it ensures that the research being carried out is relevant to those it is aimed at helping.

PRIMER aims to increase the diversity of its membership by including working adults who find it difficult to get involved without the support of their employers.

For businesses, partnership with PRIMER could align with employee wellbeing and corporate social responsibility agendas and entail releasing interested employees for occasional meetings.


Details of the virtual information session

Thursday 12th November, from 10:30 to 12pm, to be held via Zoom.

Please contact Rachel Kenyon, University Business Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Team


The event will feature speakers:

  • Prof Sheena Cruickshank, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement, will speak on the importance of public engagement to health research.
  • Ailsa Donnelly, PRIMER member, will speak about PRIMER’s work and what membership entails.
  • Dr Sharon Spooner, a GP and Clinical Lecturer in the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research, will provide an academic’s perspective on the value of PRIMER to research design.

There will be time for discussion and questions following the speakers.

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