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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

Public Involvement Journal Club, 14 July, 22 Sept, 3 Nov, 8 Dec 2016

+ Journal Club dates are: Thursday 14th July 2016 Thursday 22nd September 2016 Thursday 3rd November 2016 Thursday 8th December 2016 Rooms and articles for discussion will be confirmed for each meeting. The paper is available just prior to the Journal...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Public Lecture, 9 June 2016

+ Professor Roy Jones will be giving a public lecture titled ‘Improving diagnosis and treatment of dementia: Can novel brain imaging help?’ Professor Jones is the Director of the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) in Bath, an honorary...

Improving healthcare through clinical research (free online course), 6 June 2016

+ Everything we do in healthcare – every tablet that’s prescribed, every treatment that’s given and every test that’s performed – has to be first discovered and then thoroughly evaluated before it can be put into practice. This discovery and evaluation...

Involvement Opportunities

Involvement Opportunity: Public involvement Virtual Involvement Network (PIVIN) Panel Members

Closing date: 3rd June 2016

The Public Involvement Virtual Involvement Network (PIVIN) will act to support the public involvement operational and research work of the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC).  It will be involved in public involvement projects under the PPI (Public and Patient Involvement) Framework, a framework that provides the strategic approach for PPI across the organisation.

Involvement Opportunity: Patient Advisory Group investigating physiotherapist management of people with musculoskeletal conditions in general practice

Closing date: 3rd June 2016

Researchers at the University of the West of England are looking for people who have a new or long standing musculoskeletal problem who would be interested in finding out more/helping with the project.

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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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