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People in Health West of England (PHWE) is a new initiative promoting innovative and effective public involvement in research and evidence-based service improvement.

People in Health West of England promotes public involvement amongst professionals and members of the public through:


Involvement Opportunities

We promote opportunities for members of the public to be involved in research and evidence-based service improvement.

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People in Health West of England (PHWE) is a new initiative promoting innovative and effective public involvement in research and evidence-based service improvement.

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We run our own conferences and seminars as well as publicise relevant events run by other organisations.

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We produce a regular Newsflash, geared to members of the public as well as researchers and health professionals.

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Latest events

Using and Understanding Research Evidence, 17 October

+ ‘Mobile phones cause brain cancer’, ‘Chocolate is better for you than fruit’; the media is constantly full of claims about the potential health benefits or risks associated with particular treatments, foods or substances. It is often difficult to know what...

Understanding Bristol’s Health Stories, 17 October

+ Health, social care and academic organisations in Bristol hold information that can uncover stories about health and wellbeing in our city. For example: How can sharing information transform care for homeless people? What happened to the ‘Children of the 90s’...

Bristol Bones & Joints Health Integration Team (HIT) Patient and Public Day, 18 October

+ The Bristol Bones & Joints Health Integration Team are holding a Patient and Public Day for people with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis, or who have had surgery for osteoarthritis. The day will include an introduction to the...

Involvement Opportunities

Involvement opportunity – 100,000 Genomes Project, Panel Members

The Participant Panel for the 100,000 Genomes Project is recruiting some new members at the moment. We would be very interested to hear from you if you are currently taking part in the project, and would like to have a role in overseeing and advising Genomics England as they undertake this groundbreaking work.

Involvement Opportunity – Implementing best practice in school-based sex and relationship education, Study and Steering Group Members

For: Members of the public interested in improving the quality of school-based sex and relationship education for young people

Researchers based in Bristol are planning a research study to maximise the likelihood of evidence-based best practice criteria for sex and relationship education being adopted in schools, by ensuring they reach the appropriate professionals and practitioners and by providing adequate support and guidance on how to implement them.

Online Survey – Research study to improve how glue ear is managed in the NHS

For:  Parents and carers of children who have glue ear (either now or in the past)

What:  We are a team of researchers from Aston University in Birmingham planning a research study to improve how glue ear is managed in the NHS. We are asking parents and carers to complete our survey, and to use their experience of glue ear to feedback on, and input into, our research ideas.

Our four core partners are the key health bodies tasked with taking forward research and evidence-based innovation in the West of England (including Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, North East Somerset, North Somerset, Wiltshire and Swindon). They have all made a strategic commitment to work together to involve the public at all levels of the work they do.
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