Flying the ‘standards’ for public involvement in health research: new initiative launched. Sign up here. @OfficialNIHR @NIHRINVOLVE @ResearchWales #ppistandards

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) together with its Welsh equivalent, Health and Care Research Wales, have joined forces to launch a project to develop standards for public involvement in research. The Public Involvement Standards Development Partnership has a website which went live today  where you can learn more and sign up to be … Continue reading Flying the ‘standards’ for public involvement in health research: new initiative launched. Sign up here. @OfficialNIHR @NIHRINVOLVE @ResearchWales #ppistandards

There’s nothing wrong in being a poster child for public involvement @bournemouthuni

The small things in life can tell us much about how the world is changing. Whether it's commuters carrying bottles of water. Or the papers left on trains at the end of a journey. What might such tell-tale signs of cultural change be, when it comes to public involvement? Is it the fact that public involvement … Continue reading There’s nothing wrong in being a poster child for public involvement @bournemouthuni

Blog: Citizens in research: what’s your story going to be in 2015?

You'd think that Aintree Racecourse, home of the Grand National, would be the perfect venue at which to dwell on the barriers to how we involve the public in research. What with 'Bechers Brook' and 'The Chair,' fences over which horses and riders stumble and tumble every year. It would only be right to follow suit, would … Continue reading Blog: Citizens in research: what’s your story going to be in 2015?

Public involvement in research to be turned into drama in groundbreaking new play

On my travels so a cut and paste of a news release about an exciting new project. Those who know Y Touring will also be pleased to hear that it has found a loving home at last. New theatre company: Theatre of Debate Ltd. announces inaugural project Press Release: 13 November 2014 The creation of … Continue reading Public involvement in research to be turned into drama in groundbreaking new play

Top NIHR researchers speak out about importance of public involvement in research

This has got a bit lost in the hurly burly of the last few days.  It is important that it does not remain so. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators - of which there are around 200 I believe - are the very best of the very best researchers across the organisation.  NIHR … Continue reading Top NIHR researchers speak out about importance of public involvement in research

We are in danger of running public involvement in health on Ryanair principles

Patient and public advocates in health and social care would make bloody good pilots. Year after year we ask them to help successfully land projects and initiatives in 'fuel critical' situations. They are having to carry more, and further. But for how much longer before someone has to declare a real fuel emergency? And a … Continue reading We are in danger of running public involvement in health on Ryanair principles