Latent TB: your insights needed for study into latent TB testing and treatment

Are you interested in giving your opinion and advice on a study into the testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis?

About the study

RID-TB is a five year programme run by University College London (UCL) with funding from the National Institute for Health Research. The study will examine how best to test and treat latent TB and support patients during their treatment.

To do this we need to understand people’s thoughts and experiences about latent TB, and about being tested and treated for it. UCL is working with TB Alert, the UK’s national TB charity, to ensure the research reflects the views of people with experience of TB. We call this Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and it is crucial to ensure the study meets its objectives.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who have experience of latent TB testing and treatment. This could be as a patient, carer or as someone involved in community awareness raising.

 

What is involved?

You will be invited to join a PPI group to contribute your opinions and advice on various aspects of the study including:

  • helping ensure the study addresses the perspectives and needs of different population groups affected by TB
  • reviewing information documents for patients who participate in clinical trials looking at the diagnosis and treatment of latent TB (you would not be asked to be a patient in the trials)
  • how the results of the study should be shared with communities affected by TB.

There will be two or three meetings each year, and you may also be asked to comment by email or phone. We will cover expenses for your time, travel and any carer costs.

What should I do if I am interested in getting involved?

Please contact Helen Clegg, 01273 234030 to talk about getting involved.

If you know anyone who may be interested or would like some information to print off and keep you can download the information sheet and advert.

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