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So I'm writing up a project and the grade on this project determines whether I go to university so a lot is riding on it. I'm obviously aiming for an A and every mark counts, anyway there is a section that awards us marks for "additional research", this includes expert testimony and non published sources such as lab and field measurements, surveys etc. My question is how am I supposed to access this? I was thinking maybe I could contact a GP and just ask if they'd be willing to answer some questions relating to my topic (CVD), but I don't know how to approach them in the first place. GPs are obviously very busy and I don't think my own GP would appreciate the intrusion, so how could I find a qualified professional to answer a question or two?
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So I'm writing up a project and the grade on this project determines whether I go to university so a lot is riding on it. I'm obviously aiming for an A and every mark counts, anyway there is a section that awards us marks for "additional research", this includes expert testimony and non published sources such as lab and field measurements, surveys etc. My question is how am I supposed to access this? I was thinking maybe I could contact a GP and just ask if they'd be willing to answer some questions relating to my topic (CVD), but I don't know how to approach them in the first place. GPs are obviously very busy and I don't think my own GP would appreciate the intrusion, so how could I find a qualified professional to answer a question or two?
You're right that GPs are not generally the most approachable when at work. Aside from them, there may be other kinds of "expert" whose role is more amenable to discussing things with you, especially if they have a recognised role in training, dealing with the public or with press enquiries etc. Have some clear questions prepared so you aren't just chatting aimlessly. Examples might be:

"Expert Patient" programmes in which experienced patients facilitate education and rehab programmes. Here's an example randomly taken from google https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.u...nts-programme/

Public health specialists might also be happy to talk - they generally commission or oversee things like smoking cessation, and would be able to talk about demographics and strategic priorities - search for your local public health service and give them a ring.

Charities like the British Heart Foundation- which supports a lot of highly specialist research as well as patient and family info, fundraising etc
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You're right that GPs are not generally the most approachable when at work. Aside from them, there may be other kinds of "expert" whose role is more amenable to discussing things with you, especially if they have a recognised role in training, dealing with the public or with press enquiries etc. Have some clear questions prepared so you aren't just chatting aimlessly. Examples might be:

"Expert Patient" programmes in which experienced patients facilitate education and rehab programmes. Here's an example randomly taken from google https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.u...nts-programme/

Public health specialists might also be happy to talk - they generally commission or oversee things like smoking cessation, and would be able to talk about demographics and strategic priorities - search for your local public health service and give them a ring.

Charities like the British Heart Foundation- which supports a lot of highly specialist research as well as patient and family info, fundraising etc
thank you so much for this! it's been super helpful!!
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