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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

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...

Enhancing Facilitation Workshop, 6 Sept 2016

+ For: Researchers, health professionals/other staff currently running Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) meetings and groups (and those who will soon be taking on this responsibility).  This course is also open to members of the public who are, or will be, facilitating...

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...

Series of three creative workshops investigating the personal stories behind smokers’ decisions to quit smoking, 6th, 20th and 27th July

+ For: This workshop is open to members of the public who have attempted to, or have quit smoking in the last 12 months and have no current or past affiliation with the tobacco industry. No artistic experience is required and materials...

Involvement Opportunities

Involvement Opportunity: Women for a Focus Group with the Maternity Team, Southmead Hospital

When: 24th and 29th June 2016

For:  Women who are pregnant or who are thinking about pregnancy and suffer with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

What: A Focus Group being run by members of the maternity team, Southmead Hospital.  They will share with your their idea to keep this condition under control and gather your views and thoughts about it.

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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