It’s NIHR Friday inc. new publications, a competition and NIHR CCF makes the Grade with patients

Yes, it truly does seem as though Friday should be dubbed ‘NIHR Friday’ given the propensity for my erstwhile colleagues to push info out on the aforementioned day.  The clutch of interesting announcements this week include:

Publication of the NIHR Annual Report for 2011-2012.  You know, I’m sorry if this offends some people but I’m proud of what the UK has created in NIHR and I’m proud that I work for it.  I’m also proud that a publicly funded organisation should be arguably the world’s leader in its support for public involvement in research.

I’m only part of my way through these but you can view the 21 entries to the NIHR New Media Competition and vote for your favourites by pressing the ‘Like’ button as and when.  The aim of the competition is to create videos that will enthuse people about research.  Loving their work so far.  You need to vote by April 30th and the winners will be announced in early May.

The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (which is like the organisational Michael Grade of NIHR) has just published its patient and public involvement plan for 2013-2015.  And very good it is too.  In an exclusive email to me (not!) CCF say: ‘Over the next two years, we will be looking for some of our public contributors to get involved in helping us to develop and deliver projects in the Plan. At this stage, it would be useful to identify public contributors willing to express their interest in this process. Initially this would commit people only to joining an email distribution group that we would then come to for input as we begin to develop the delivery of projects and activities in the Plan.’  More details on the website.

And, any time after about Wednesday next week, I guess ‘It’s ok to ask’ about International Clinical Trials Day and some of the plans for that.

Enough already.

 

Dear
Colleague

As a public contributor to the work of the Central Commissioning
Facility (CCF), I hope you will be pleased to hear that we have just published
CCF’s Patient and Public Involvement Plan 2013 to 2015.

The Plan is
available to download from our website along
with a report of the consultation that took place in January 2013 and a
background report. (If you would prefer to receive paper copies of all or some
of these documents please email me, philippa.yeeles@nihr-ccf.org.uk,
with your postal address.)

Over the next two years, we will be looking
for some of our public contributors to get involved in helping us to develop and
deliver projects in the Plan. At this stage, it would be useful to identify
public contributors willing to express their interest in this process. Initially
this would commit people only to joining an email distribution group that we
would then come to for input as we begin to develop the delivery of projects and
activities in the Plan.

If you wish to be part
of this distribution group please do not reply to this message but instead email
me: philippa.yeeles@nihr-ccf.org.uk.

If you have any questions or queries please don’t
hesitate to get in touch.
 

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