Your study will benefit from collaborating with and taking on feedback from others; this is something that funders will deem essential. Consider:

You can read more about patient and public involvement here. The HRA considers patient and public involvement to be essential and has increased focus on this in recent years. Public involvement should be meaningful and real - so consider what you can involve patients and the public with and how their perspectives could be used to influence and guide your study. If you are conducting a study involving young people you can consult with Young Dynamos to gain insight.

Research design expertise is provided by the Research Design Service which advises how to put together a feasible research project. This can help to avoid having to re-submit or submit amendments if some issues have not been considered before application.

NHS R&D offices can advise on the local area, practices which may wish to be involved in the study and have the required staff, facilities and equipment. They can also help with generating a research proposal and applying through the IRAS system.