Participation of practice teams
What is meant by participation of medical practice assistants (MPA) and general practitioners (GP)?
Participation means the involvement of medical practice assistants and GPs in the development and design of structures of practice-based research networks as well as participation in the research projects within these network structures.
Why is there a participatory approach in the practice-based research networks?
The regional practice-based research networks are coordinated by the general medical institutes and departments in Germany. The BMBF is funding the structural development of these networks for five years. To ensure that the network structures (communication channels, qualification programs, research content, and the design of research projects) are adapted to your needs as research practices in the best possible way, we will repeatedly ask you for your opinion and request your feedback. In this way, practice-based research networks should be developed to meet not only scientist’s needs, but especially to meet your needs as practice assistants and GPs.
The research projects aim to produce relevant results for everyday practice, while being feasible within your working schedule. Therefore, your involvement in the development of research questions and the planning of research projects is very much appreciated. We would like to know:
- What are the most relevant unresolved care problems in GP practices and how might they be addressed?
- What endpoints and survey instruments are appropriate for a specific research project? How should we recruit the participants?
- Is a planned intervention feasible for you in your GP practice setting and practical for patients?
How are practice teams involved?
In the individual practice-based research networks of the Initiative DESAM-ForNet, there are different formats by which MPAs and GPs can get involved. You can find out the opportunities available by contacting the network in your region.
An overview of the practice-based research networks and the relevant network contacts for patient involvement is shown below:
Contacts for participation:
This map shows the practice-based research networks of the Initiative DESAM-For-Net.
Bavarian research network for general practice
Research Practice Network Baden-Württemberg
North-Rhine Westphalian General Practice Research Network (HAFO.NRW)
Research Practices Halle-Leipzig
Research Practice Network East
Practice-Based Research Networks Dresden/Frankfurt am Main
★ Site of a network consortium leader
● Further general practice network sites
⊙ Non-general practice network sites
■ Associated partners in the DESAM-ForNet Initiative
▲ Universities with a general practice research institute
Here you can find the contacts for patient involvement in your region.
RaPHaeL – Research Practice Network Halle-Leipzig
Dr. Alexander Bauer
For further questions, please contact the coordination office!