Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about BayFoNet.
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You and your practice team receive regular training opportunities in BayFoNet, which enable you to get started in general medical research easily and practically. With the respective study documents, information materials and checklists, we try to simplify the processes in practice. In addition, we are there for you at four locations throughout Bavaria with our scientists, doctors and study assistants to be at your side with all questions and to provide you with the best possible support.
The research effort is heavily dependent on the respective project, the objectives and the methodology. Many projects are less expensive than you might expect. However, since we always pilot our studies in general practices, we are often aware of most of the hurdles and pitfalls in practical implementation in advance, so that we can offer appropriate assistance here. For example, we can support your practice team in identifying suitable study participants with the help of practice management software outside of office hours.
You and your practice receive regular further training through our advanced training courses, so that your team can experience a research-oriented identity development in addition to constant professionalization. You will also become part of a network of dedicated general practitioners. This means that general medicine will also gain more weight in terms of health policy in future. Through an intensive exchange of specialist experience and knowledge between general practitioners, practice teams and scientific staff at the institutes, we want to achieve a professional interlinking of practical knowledge and scientific methods, e.g. in the ideas workshop, in which general practitioners can also develop and implement their own research concerns. An expense allowance is provided for each project and your patients benefit from innovative approaches to care.
We present our planned, active and already completed studies on our homepage at https://bayfonet.de/studien/ .
In addition to the regular training courses, we support you as a member of BayFoNet individually and as required. For each study you will be given a central study director and study assistant with contact details and office hours, who you can contact if you have any questions or problems.
If necessary, we will be happy to come to your practice to provide you with the best possible support in the implementation of your study-related tasks. For example, to jointly shift through patient registers for suitable study participants, to simulate the course of the study with you, to train your non-medical staff (MFAs) if you are interested or to develop a suitable distribution of tasks in the practice team.
Due to the diverse range of outpatient care in Germany, we cannot clarify this question generally and conclusively here. Please contact us and we will consider what options are available to you in BayFoNet.
Of course! We offer various advanced training opportunities for various professional groups and qualification levels. You can see the upcoming events at upcoming events.
By participating in BayFoNet, you should take part in a training event at least once a year, participate in basic data monitoring (annual survey of the following parameters, if possible: number of patients, age structure and gender distribution, ranking of the 5 most common ICD-10 codes), and try to actively participate in at least one BayFoNet study within three years.
Sounds great! In this case, we would like to invite you to visit our Think Tanks. This offers members of BayFoNet the opportunity to develop and implement their own research ideas. Our goal is to work on research questions from practice for practice and thus contribute to practice-oriented and practice-relevant research. The regional think tanks should also offer family doctors a platform to exchange ideas with colleagues. The dates for the next regional think tanks close to you can be found under „upcoming events.