Opportunity details

Health helpline calls: Exploring interactions and developing training on what makes calls work

Communication study about UK-based helplines

Link to organisation:

Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close

Full description:

A team at the University of Southampton are working with Helplines Partnership to design a study to bid for funds to conduct a series of studies to understand and help with cross sector communication challenges for providers and users of health related helplines in the UK. The team are keen to incorporate public patient involvement (PPI) in the design of the research and, if funded, in the conduct and dissemination of the research.

Date from

17th November 2017

Date to

17th July 2018


The University of Southampton

I am based in a primary care department at the University of Southampton. We conduct lots of health related research on topics such as antibiotics, cancer helplines, depression, asthma, as well as more. My particular research interest is focused on the ways in which healthcare communication can be understood and improved for both healthcare practitioners and service users.



Health services and health delivery
Primary care


South West

Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

Support will be offered via email and telephone to those who require it.


Reimbursement for time and travel (if funded) in accordance with INVOLVE.


Reimbursement for time and travel (if funded) in accordance with INVOLVE.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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