- What is a PBRN?
A PBRN is a group of clinics that work together with a coordinating organisation, such as NCOR, to conduct research that answers questions relevant to clinical practice.
- How can a PBRN benefit me?
A PBRN produces research findings that are highly relevant for the clinical decision-making process. Membership of a PBRN provides clinicians with research training and experience, and involvement in a learning community. This improves patient outcomes and clinician confidence and satisfaction.
- How can a PBRN benefit my practice?
A PBRN provides real world evidence that is person centred while minimising the transition required to apply research findings to clinical practice. This facilitates clinical decision making, improving patient care and satisfaction.
- How can a PBRN benefit osteopathy?
PBRN research is determined by, and conducted in, its members’ clinics. Consequently, PBRN research is well suited to investigating the idiosyncrasies and subtleties of osteopathic practice. Research findings are therefore more representative of the settings and contexts that osteopathic care is delivered in.
- How can a PBRN benefit patients?
A PBRN facilitates the development of studies that answer the questions most relevant to clinicians. This will help inform osteopaths’ clinical decision making, thereby optimising patient care and safety.
- How do I get involved with a PBRN?
Initially, you will be invited to register your interest by leaving your name and email address on the NCOR website. Shortly after, you will be sent a survey asking questions about you and your clinical work. Completion of this survey is optional but will be required for joining the PBRN.
- What will be required of me if I join a PBRN?
Once enrolled in the PBRN, you will be invited to take part in discussions concerning potential research topics, undertake research training activities, and participate in research studies, however, there will be no obligation to do so.