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Five minutes with . . . Mel Calvert

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 12 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4637
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

The Birmingham University professor talks about putting patients at the heart of health research

“The Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) Research at the University of Birmingham was launched in November 2016. Although Birmingham has led research in this area for a number of years, the new centre reflects Birmingham Health Partners’ commitment to building capacity and promoting multidisciplinary research in this area. The centre has over 70 members, including methodologists, trialists, and clinicians, working with our patient partners and international collaborators.

“We’re making sure that patients are at the heart of the centre—they’re on the executive board and have helped shape our strategy and …

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