‘International Perspectives on Evaluation of PPI in Research’ Abstract call now open!

Abstract call now open for ‘International Perspectives on Evaluation of PPI in Research’, a conference will provide an international platform to critically explore and reflect on the issue of evaluation of patient and public involvement in research. The conference will be held in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November, 2018.

We are now accepting abstracts for oral, poster and workshop presentations for this conference.

Closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31st July.

Reviewer decisions will be available mid-August.

The conference provides an exciting opportunity for shared learning and for showcasing your patient and public involvement (PPI) in research to an international audience.

Rather than pre-set themes we will shape the thematic structure of our parallel sessions and poster presentations around the topics covered within submitted abstracts.

Submissions are therefore invited that reflect a range of PPI experience, academic and philosophical interests, and diversity in the practice and evaluation of PPI in research.

Abstracts are invited from both the ‘professional’ and PPI communities.

Abstracts led by professionals should ideally include PPI co-authors.

Find out more about our abstract call here. Submit your abstract by email here.

The conference website is now live with further information about the 2-day programme, our fantastic line up of speakers, the conference venue and registration.

A small number of bursaries will be available to support attendance of PPI delegates, details will be provided when registration opens in July.

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This conference is jointly chaired and delivered by PPI contributors.

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Submit an ‘Innovation in PPI’ Soapbox idea

Applications are now open for proposals of ideas that suggest novel ways to approach PPI in research. Ideas must be new and untested. We are particularly interested in ideas that demonstrate ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. This includes ideas that may be ‘off the wall’, ‘blue sky’, or even not fully formed – as these may be a catalyst for more interactive and innovative thinking and discussion.

If your proposal is accepted you will be offered a 5 minute slot on our ‘Innovation in PPI Soapbox’ to talk about your idea. Please note: these presentations will NOT include slides or a poster – just the presenter and their notes (if required).

Ideas might address current practice, for example training; current issues, like diversity; or barriers to involvement, such as remuneration.

They key criteria are that your idea will be novel and innovative!

We are particularly interested in receiving Soapbox submissions from PPI partners

The word limit for idea summaries is 300 words, excluding the idea title and the presenter’s details.

You will find the Soapbox submission template here. Send your completed Soapbox form to evalppi.conf@ncl.ac.uk by Tuesday 31st July 2018. Lead authors on submitted contributions will be notified about reviewer decisions by mid-August.

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Digital Involvement

The role and potential of patient and public involvement (PPI) in a digital age is the subject of a new guide published by the AHSN Network.

Written by Hildegard Dumper, PPI Manager at the West of England AHSN, the guide explores the different ways AHSNs around the country are involving members of the public in healthcare innovation and the development of new technologies.

To find out more and download a copy of the guide click here

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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement annual reports, National Institute for Health Research

Every year, over 100 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Centres, Facilities, Units, Schools and others provide an annual progress report to the NIHR. These reports are a source of valuable information that allows the NIHR to review performance, enable decision making on future funding requirements, answer Parliamentary Questions, prepare briefings for Ministers, and respond to other requests for information.

There is a patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) section in annual reports that asks for a brief summary of progress to date in implementing PPIE strategies.

Over the last three years, NIHR have extracted and compiled the PPIE sections of annual reports and made them publicly available. The main aim in doing this is to support and promote the sharing of knowledge, learning and good practice across the NIHR and beyond.

Find out more here

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NICE launch bursary scheme for the 2018 NICE Annual Conference

NICE have announced the launch of the bursary scheme for the 2018 NICE Annual Conference which is taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester.

Improving Heath, Improving Lives brings together the latest developments in clinical improvement, health technologies and patient-centred quality care. Core themes of the 2018 event are:

  • Life sciences – value and vision
  • Digital health
  • Patient-centred quality care

From streamed sessions focusing on the detail of new NICE guidelines, to plenary debates on person-centred care and evidence-based practice, the conversation will no doubt return time and again to the key questions: What does excellent care look like? And how much does it cost? View the 2018 NICE Annual Conference agenda for full programme of events.

The bursary offer: This year’s bursary package consists of a full day delegate pass to the conference worth £149 plus VAT. The bursary scheme is open to national patient, carer, service user and voluntary organisations, local and regional Healthwatches, and can be applied for by completing and returning an application form.

Bursary packages are limited and interest is expected to be high so don’t delay in returning your application. Further details of the bursary scheme and the application form are also available on NICE website bursary page.

The closing date for submitted applications is 5pm, Friday 26 January 2018. Applications will be considered for eligibility by the NICE Public Involvement Programme. Applications which meet the eligibility criteria will be selected for a bursary at random.

Because of the limited number of bursary packages available, priority may be given to those organisations who have not previously received a NICE conference bursary.

Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible following the closing date. Unsuccessful applicants will be entitled to book delegate passes at a discounted rate.

How to apply: Once you have read the terms and conditions, complete and return your application form electronically to bursary2018@nice.org.uk or by post to NICE 2018 – Conference Bursary Scheme, c/o Mrs Sally Taylor, Public Involvement Programme, NICE, Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT.

Please note that applications received after 5pm, Friday 26 January 2018 will NOT be considered.


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