Geriatric Medicine Research Collaborative (GeMRC)
NETWORKING TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES
The Geriatric Medicine Research Collaborative (GeMRC) is a trainee-led research network. It is aimed at Geriatric medicine trainees and people with an interest in Geriatric Medicine across the UK and all over the world.
Our aim is to deliver high-quality, multi-centre clinical research that will change clinical practice.
We know that carrying out service evaluations, audits and small research projects locally can have some impact. However, imagine being able to roll out your research question nationwide. This site is designed to be a platform for trainees to connect and share great ideas.
Contact Us today and join our network.
GeMRC was founded in August 2017 by Dr Carly Welch and Dr Lauren McCluskey, who were both academic clinical fellows in geriatric medicine in Birmingham at the time. The idea developed through awareness of the success of other collaboratives, like the West Midlands Research Collaborative (a general surgical research collaborative that started a long time ago when there were no other research collaboratives in the West Midlands!).
Aware that this was a relatively new concept within geriatric medicine, the decision was made to implement GeMRC at national level from the start. This was an innovative approach, as other collaboratives had focused on developing their network regionally first, before expanding nationally.
Since we were first established, we have rapidly grown, and have conducted truly national projects, involving the entire UK. Our most recent projects have involved centres around the world.
Do you want to be part of a national project with publication potential?
Do you have a great project idea that you want trainees across the country to get involved in?