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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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Our learning and development programme helps members of the public and professionals develop the skills needed to ensure there is a strong public voice in health research and evidence–based practice.

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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 Workshop, 30th November

+ ‘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...

Eating Disorder Health Integration Team (EDHIT) Open Evening – 19th October

+ Your voice can help improve local eating disorder healthcare services – come and let your voice be heard! What: We invite you to take part in an informal consultation and discussion evening with the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT),...

Building Research Partnerships Workshop, 19 Oct 2016

+ Have you ever wanted to get involved in research, but don’t know where to start? Are you a researcher who would like to involve the public in your research, but don’t know how to recruit or train them? For: People...

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) Launch, 6th October

+ What: This event is a celebration of the birth of the new Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT).  We will be featuring creative work produced by people who are or have experienced an ED, and will speak about some of...

Involvement Opportunities

Involvement Opportunity: Study investigating Alzheimer’s disease

For:  We are looking for adults living in and around Bristol to inform a study investigating a possible new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

What: We are asking people to review and provide input about the information and consent materials for the study.  Study material can be sent/emailed to individuals to be reviewed.

Closing date: 30th September 2016

Involvement Opportunity: Healthcare Change Makers

What: A new drive to find local residents to become Bristol’s first Healthcare Change Makers is underway. Bristol Community Health, North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces as part of a new approach to boosting the voice of local people in the way their services are planned and delivered.

When and where: Monday 26th September 12.30 – 2pm at The Vassall Centre, Fishponds; and Tuesday 27th September 6 – 7.30pm at The Future Inn, Cabot Circus

Latest news

Our four core partners are the key health bodies tasked with taking forward research and evidence-based innovation in the West of England. 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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