Do you know anyone who could bring a public perspective to the work of the HS&DR Programme?

The Health Services and Delivery Research Programme is currently recruiting public contributors to help to identify and raise issues from the perspective of patients and the public that are relevant to our research.

We are looking for individuals with committee experience who have a strong interest in health research. 

If you know of anyone who might be interested, we would appreciate you passing the information on to them.

For information about the role and how people can apply see our website<http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/ppi/opportunities-nets>.

The application closing date is 12th June Interviews will be held on the 16th July


PPI_Involve Publication

For your information the NIHR website launched a new INVOLVE publication – NIHR Senior Investigators: Leaders for public involvement in research, with five senior researchers give an account of how and why they involve patients and the public in their work.

Contributions are from:

Dr John Bradley, Director, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Professor David Gunnell, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol

Professor Elaine Hay, Director, Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences Centre, Keele University

Professor Hywel Williams, Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Director, Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham and

Professor Sue Ziebland, Director, Health Experiences Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Services University of Oxford

The publication has a foreword by Professor Dame Sally C. Davies FRS FMedSci, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and an introduction from Simon Denegri, Chair of INVOLVE and NIHR National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research.

This was an NIHR-wide project funded by INVOLVE, working with the NIHR Faculty and NIHR Central Commissioning Facility.”

PPI opportunities at NETSCC

We currently have a number of opportunities for public contributors on our Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Prioritisation panels

These are key roles which ensure that the public are actively involved in discussions and decisions on the prioritisation of our health research.  As a patient/public panel member you will help to identify and raise issues from the perspective of patients and the public that are relevant to the research.

The HTA Programme produces independent research about the effectiveness of different healthcare treatments and tests for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS. It identifies the most important questions that the NHS needs the answers to by consulting widely with these groups, and commissions the research it thinks is most important through different funding routes.

If you feel that you could help the HTA programme by sharing your knowledge and experiences by becoming a Patient/Public member of one of the HTA Panels, then please visit the NETSCC website where you can find out more, including the information pack and how to apply.

If you have any queries please contact the NETSCC PPI team at netspublic@southampton.ac.uk or 023 8059 9302.

Thanks and kind regards,

The Public and Patient Involvement Team

National Institute for Health Research

Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre

University of Southampton

Alpha House, Enterprise Road

Southampton SO16 7NS

Tel: 023 8059 9302

Email: netspublic@southampton.ac.uk


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Preparing for Patient & Public Involvement in research: Training for Researchers Workshop

Course: Preparing for Patient & Public Involvement in research: Training for Researchers Workshop
Course ID: PREPARwiCD Duration: 1 Day
Course: Preparing for Patient & Public Involvement in research: Training for Researchers Workshop Standalone Course: Yes
Type: Class Awarded:  
CPD Points:   Type: Structured

Wednesday 25th June 2014, University of Salford, BOOK NOW!

In the Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) research field, there is a widely recognised lack of training for both the public and researchers. This course has been devised to help address this need and is aimed at research aware or active staff wishing to know how they can involve the public in their research endeavours. Future courses in 2014 will be specifically designed for a public only audience.

The workshop is aimed at researchers, research managers, clinicians and other staff who consider their public involvement in research knowledge to be at novice or intermediate level.