Researchers receive grant to describe the population of people with cancer and other health conditions and gain understanding of their healthcare resource use in general practice.
A team of researchers from the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) at Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research and Leeds Beckett University have received £20,000 of funding from Macmillan Cancer Support to conduct a 9 month study to investigate how having another health condition impacts on people living with cancer.
The project, led by Michelle Collinson, Senior Medical Statistician within the Complex Interventions division at CTRU will profile the size and demographics of the group of people with cancer living with other health conditions from a large dataset of anonymised GP records. It will also investigate how often these people visit GPs or other health services compared to people with cancer alone.
The findings will help inform GPs and other health services about the needs of these patients and make recommendations about future research.
The research team includes Professor Amanda Farrin (CTRU) and Professor Claire Surr and Dr Laura Ashley both from Leeds Beckett University.
The research is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and is part of an evolving portfolio of work within cancer and complex interventions at the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research.
Further information about this award can be found on the Macmillan website.