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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...

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...

Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

+ Our Chief Executive Andrea Young, will be welcoming you to our event and will share with you how we are putting our passion for research into practice. You will discover how over the past 10 years public donations have funded...

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

+ Journal Club dates are: 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 Club date through a...

Involvement Opportunities

Involvement Opportunity: Patient views on blood donation and laboratory grown red blood cells

For: People with a blood disorder/s who are interested in taking part in a focus group discussion (date to be arranged).

What: A University of the West of England (Bristol) research project looking at people’s views on blood donation, umbilical cord blood donation, stem cell research and red blood cells grown in the laboratory.

Closing date: 26 July 2016

Involvement Opportunity: Young People’s Mental Health Advisory Group looking for new members

When: Meetings take place every 8 weeks

For: People aged between 16 and 25 with experience of mental health services.

What: The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) based at Kings College London is looking for new members to join the Young People’s Mental Health Advisory Group.

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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