GENERATE Project: The importance of continuing research in ENT

This is an exciting opportunity to have your say in what you think is important for future research for ENT, Hearing and Balance care in the UK.

What is GENERATE?

ENT UK is pleased to announce the launch of the GENERATE Project. GENERATE will raise awareness of the importance of continuing research in ENT, hearing and balance conditions, and develop a joint national programme for research with allied professional organisations. The GENERATE team is working closely with patients and their carers, healthcare professionals, researchers, charities and people who design and deliver healthcare services to decide on the most important areas for research in ENT, Hearing and Balance care. GENERATE covers all areas and subspecialties of ENT.

Why do we need research?

ENT conditions have a major impact on patients, their families and their quality of life, so it is important that people with them receive the best care. There is ongoing research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ENT conditions and problems with hearing and balance, as well as research into how care should be delivered in these areas. To decide what the best care is and how this is best organised, more high quality research is required. This research needs to be relevant to clinicians, patients and service commissioners in order to ensure that the evidence produced is used to maintain and develop our services.

The GENERATE team are interested in the views of people who have experienced or have an interest in these issues as well as professionals who work in this field. Finding out the questions that people want answered by research through surveys, focus groups and interviews is at the heart GENERATE. These ideas will be brought together and shared with our partners in order to prioritise, develop and find funding for the top projects.

The GENERATE survey will be launched on 28 April, 2014, and can be accessed through the ENT UK website at www.entuk.org. If you are interested in finding out more about GENERATE, please contact Natalie Bohm at generate@entuk.org