25th September 2011
INVOLVE Newsletter and Member Recruitment
The latest INVOLVE newsletter is now available on our website
Are you interested in getting involved with INVOLVE?
We are looking for new members find out more on the membership page of our website.
We are holding three, free Membership Information Meetings in October.
Closing date for membership applications is Monday 31 October 2011. Please do let others know about this opportunity.
Highlights of the newsletter include:
• A project exploring older people’s experiences of transitions in care
• Service user involvement in Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
• new resources from the NIHR Mental Health Research Network (MHRN)
• A visit of a Danish Study Group for Patient Involvement in Research.
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June 25th 2011
I was appointed Chair of INVOLVE in May 2011, succeeding Sir Nick Partridge. Here is a brief biography of the organisation. I shall post updates here as and when significant news arises. For instance, we are not long away from launching a new website and will soon be going on a recruitment drive for new members.
INVOLVE is a national advisory group which supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. INVOLVE is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
INVOLVE works with others towards creating the research community of the future which will be broader, more inclusive and more representative of the population as a whole.
Members of the public bring perspectives and skills that are not always the same as those of researchers and health and social care professionals. Their involvement helps to ensure that the entire research process is focused on what is important to people and is therefore more relevant and acceptable to the users of services.
See INVOLVE publications for guides for researchers, members of the public and commissioners.
Read our newsletter and view our news to find out what others are doing.