Herewith a copy of the announcement that you will also find on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and INVOLVE websites to day about the award of the new INVOLVE contract. This means INVOLVE now enters its second decade of being fully funded by the NIHR and the only such body of its kind … Continue reading Announcement of new contract for @NIHRINVOLVE awarded to the University of Southampton
So, as you can imagine, I am limbering up today and tomorrow in preparation for the INVOLVE Conference - 'Changing Landscapes' - which takes place in Birmingham later this week. That means sit-ups, press-ups, gargling water and mnemonics to remember the difference between participation, engagement and involvement and other useful stuff like that. It should be … Continue reading Breaking Boundaries review of public involvement in the NIHR – Update Ahead of #INVOLVE2014
The following official announcement has just been posted on the NIHR website with links to the terms of reference and initial submission document. I say 'initial' because there will be others ways in which you can contribute to the review over the next few months. I am very excited that NIHR has commissioned this exercise … Continue reading NIHR announces strategic review of public involvement in research #PPIBreakingboundaries
....despite the temptation. Summer means many things for me. One of them is keeping track of the football transfers. Here's hoping that the Eagles do manage to persuade Ronaldo to South London! The comments that managers make about players never cease to amuse me. One of the most common goes something along the lines of: 'He's … Continue reading Clinician resistance to research may require an arm around the shoulder not a red card
Public involvement in research: would you like that shaken or stirred? So, ladies and gentlemen, there I was on Saturday afternoon, at the pictures, watching the new James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall.’ This was background research for today you understand; listening to Adele dolefully sing: ‘This is the end’ which is the opening line of the … Continue reading Text of speech to INVOLVE 2012 – Public involvement in research: would you like that shaken or stirred?
The term 'partnership' is now scattered liberally through the narrative we all use for the way in which we work - either as organisations or as individuals. The highly inventive among us occasionally substitute it with 'collaboration' or even the more arcane 'working together,' but partnership is in the ascendant in every sense. But I am beginning to … Continue reading Not another article about partnership