The Medical Research Council (MRC) has published a refreshed communications and engagement strategy. There is a section on public involvement on P12 of the document which is the fullest narrative I have seen of their corporate intentions around this aspect of working in partnership with the public. It is a good document and important to… Read More MRC publishes new communications and engagement strategy (plus new film!)
Just thought it would be good to put a local slant on a national story – the establishment, as from today, of the new NIHR School for Public Health Research This from Plymouth (Peninsular Medical School), one of the eight centres around the country involved. They must have very good PR people down there because they… Read More Local slant on the new NIHR School for Public Health Research
There was an online discussion hosted by The Guardian this morning about commercially sponsored clinical trials in the NHS. You can get the jist here.
National Voices have published an excellent briefing on what the Health and Social Care Act (which received Royal Assent today) means for public involvement in care.’ And how we need to actively follow-up with the new NHS structures and bodies established by the legislation to ensure they keep to the letter of the law. Read… Read More Patient involvement in the Health and Social Care Act: National Voices Briefing
This article (entitled ‘The Rise of the Patient Leader’) written by David Gilbert at InHealth Associates appeared in HSJ earlier this year. I didn’t send round a link at the time because of HSJ’s paywall. But now you can find it on InHealth Associates’ website free of charge…which seems a very good excuse to send it round and… Read More Two articles worthy of a repeat airing….on ‘The Rise of the Patient Leader’ and the need for a ‘Patient Experience Framework.’
Thought people might be interested to know that the European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (otherwise known as EUPATI) is holding its launch meeting on 27th March 2012 in Copenhagen. Details and programme here. I wrote about the EUPATI initiative on my blog in February if you want to find out more. Also, it would… Read More EUPATI if you want too….
Just had an email from Rare Disease UK (RDUK) saying they are setting-up four consultation days for patient groups to discuss the rare diseases consultation paper put out by the four health departments across the UK a few weeks ago. Here are the dates: Wales – Cardiff – 1st May – location TBC /England –… Read More Rare Disease UK Consultation Days on Govt’s Rare Diseases Strategy