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Patients’ and carers’ views and the importance of ethnicity, diversity and inclusion in research priority settings
  1. Kirsty Logan1,
  2. Ingrid Wolfe1,2,
  3. Ming Lim1,3
  1. 1 Department of Women and Children’s Health, King's College London, London, UK
  2. 2 Children Community Services, Evelina London Children's Healthcare, London, UK
  3. 3 Children's Neurosciences, Evelina London Children's Healthcare, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ming Lim, Children's Neurosciences, Evelina London Children's Healthcare, London SE1 7EH, UK; ming.lim{at}

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We read with great interest the recent publication of the priorities of child health research across the UK and Ireland.1 A crucial aspect of any research undertaken is the voice of the patient and their carers and in the context of the child, their parents. It is now becoming well established that they should all actively contribute, through discussion, to decision making regarding research design, acceptability, relevance, conduct and governance from study conception to dissemination. Importantly, a similar level engagement is important in research priority settings. …

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