Research study - identifying support needs for children with neurodisability and complex feeding issues and their families

Published: 7th August 2018

Are you a parent or carer with a child with neurodisability such as cerebral palsy? Have you attended a feeding clinic or appointments where feeding has been discussed with you by a health care professional because of concerns or perhaps a gastrostomy feeding tube has been recommended for your child?

City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is currently participating in a research study identifying the support needs of children with neurodisability and complex feeding issues and their families. The study is organised by Dr Gill Craig leading a team from the University of Hertfordshire.

The aim of the research is to find out more about your experiences of support and the support needs of your child who may require tube feeding. We are doing the research so that we can identify best practice models of support and develop guidance on how professionals can provide support. The research is taking place between January 2018 and December 2018.

If you would like to participate or would like more information please contact Paul Corrigan at City Hospital Sunderland Tel: 0191 5656256 Ext: 42247/42232; OR email Alternatively you can contact the research team direct through email or phone 01707286391 or through the project web page where you will also find more information