The NIHR GSU has established a UK-based Public Advisory Group that consists of individuals who have lived for a substantial amount of time in one or more of our LMIC partner countries. The group provides LMIC-specific expertise and input into the development of GSU clinical trials. with focus on feasibility, accessibility, acceptability and barriers and challenges of the interventions and accompanying documents like PIS and consent forms.
The advisory group has reviewed the patient interview questions for our TIGER study in Ghana, informed on the outline of patient focus groups in Ghana for the CRANE trial, and advised on the design of the patient information sheet and consent forms for the PENGUIN trial.
The group meets every three months and membership currently represents Nigeria, Ghana, The Philippines and India.