Focus group: Health / social care professionals (Core Outcome Set)

Are you…

  • A health or social care professionals in maternity services (e.g. midwife, doctor, nurse, health visitor, etc)?
  • Do you look after pregnant women & birthing people with 2 or more long-term physical or mental health conditions (eg hypertension, diabetes, eczema, depression, anxiety, etc)?

We would like to invite you to join a Focus Group to discuss what research outcomes are important to you.

This is part of a bigger study to develop a Core Outcome Set.

What is a Core Outcome Set?

An outcome is how a treatment affects a health condition. If all studies for a health condition report the same outcomes, they can be compared so we get a better idea of whether a new treatment works. A Core Outcome Set is a list of outcomes that should ideally be reported in research studies. It is agreed by people with the health condition, their health care professionals and researchers. We will have focus groups for pregnant women and birthing people with multiple long-term health conditions next Spring – stay tune for updates!

Why is it important?

We would like to find out what research outcomes are important to you, that should be reported in future studies on pregnant women and birthing people with 2 or more long-term health or mental health conditions. Having the Core Outcome Set ready will make it easier and encourage researchers to do studies in this area. Watch a short video on Core Outcome Set:

What is involved?

One Focus Group hosted on Zoom lasting for 45 to 60 minutes.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to take part, please email the research team at  

We’ll be in touch with next steps soon after that!

More information

COMET study registration:

Protocol published in BMJ Open:

Participant information sheet:

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