NIHR and NAPP announce new award for research engagement in primary care

This morning I was the guest of the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) whose annual conference entitled 'Quality in Primary Care' is taking place in Leeds today. It marks the end of their annual awareness week. NAPP's members are made up of several thousand Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in GP practices up and down … Continue reading NIHR and NAPP announce new award for research engagement in primary care

Patients hack medical research in planned attack

Hacking in this context is what we call 'bringing people with different views and skills together to work on problems.' [Sorry to disappoint the headline chasers but I hope you'll stay with me] And 'hackathons' - events where such hacking activity can take place - are increasingly common across the health arena as a means of solving problems. In … Continue reading Patients hack medical research in planned attack

NIHR Friday: Lift-off for patient safety research in UK

This week saw the launch of the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR GM PCPSTR for short!), a partnership between the University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. NIHR is funding the Centre - believed to be the only one of its sort in the world - to a tune … Continue reading NIHR Friday: Lift-off for patient safety research in UK