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INVOLVE: new contract

The University of Southampton has been awarded a four-year contract worth £3.2 million to deliver INVOLVE, the National Institute for Health Research’s Centre for Patient and Public Involvement, Participation and Engagement. This contract takes account of the Going the Extra Mile report. Through a new partnership with the Research Design Service (RDS), INVOLVE will provide leadership in public involvement in research at national, local and regional levels. Find out more.

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Involvement Opportunity Dementia Research Network

For: People with dementia and their carers and former carers

What: The Alzheimer’s Society seeks people to join their Research Network. Possible tasks include: • help set research priorities • review funding applications • sit on grant funding panels • monitor ongoing research projects • ensure research results are communicated and outcomes translated into tangible benefits for people affected with dementia.

Details: 2-3 hours a month, at home, and you can take a break at any time. Training available to learn about research and acquire new skills.

More info: Email research@alzheimers.org.uk or Tel. 020 74235153

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People in Health West of England event reminders

Public Involvement Journal Club

This workshop will outline the different types of research methods and terminology used in research and how the public can get involved, as well as exploring the issues related to becoming and being a member of the public involved in research. Free. Lunch provided Thursday 10th December 2015, Thursday 28th January 2016, 13:00-14:00, details on Events page. We are particularly keen to encourage more members of the public to sign up to this workshop, so please forward this Newsflash to anyone you think might be interested.


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Public Involvement Journal Club

For: Anyone interested in public involvement

What: A chance to discuss a published public involvement paper. Free. Coffee and tea provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Details: Thursday 10th December 2015 13.00-14.00, Thursday 28th January 2016, Thursday 24th March 2016, Thursday 19th May 2016, Thursday 7th July 2016, At University of the West of England (UWE), Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Bristol BS16 1DD.

More info & booking: Contact Rosie Davies, PPI Research Fellow or Kim Thomas, PPI Administrator

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