INVOLVE at 21: Celebrate the progress of public involvement in research

Members of our team attended the recent conference INVOLVE at 21: Celebrate the progress of public involvement in research and consider the opportunities ahead. Here are the posters and video we produced and presented at the Conference:

A Gibson Poster INVOLVE Conference 2017 People in Health West of England: A regional network for promoting public involvement

M Kok Poster INVOLVE Conference 2017 Developing a toolkit for patient and public involvement in antimicrobial medicines development research: breaking new ground

R Davies Poster INVOLVE Conference 2017 Discovering the role of public co-applicant

N Hopewell-Kelly Poster INVOLVE Conference 2017 Making it meaningful; overcoming the challenges in involving vulnerable people

M Bell Video INVOLVE Conference 2017 Making it meaningful – Public involvement in research

S Tweddell Workshop slides INVOLVE Conference 2017 This was for a workshop on public involvement with the charity and voluntary sector, drawing on the West of England Academic Health Science Networks Diabetes Digital Coach as a case study

J Jackson Poster INVOLVE Conference 2017 Preventing post-operative urinary retention: an example of researcher-patient co-production

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New publication: Does funded research reflect the priorities of people living with type 1 diabetes?

Andy Gibson, Associate Professor in patient and public involvement at the University of the West of England is a co-author on a new publication: ‘Does funded research reflect the priorities of people living with type 1 diabetes? A secondary analysis of research questions’ (Authors Kate Boddy, Katherine Cowan, Andy Gibson, Nicky Britten).

This study explored the divergence and convergence between funded research about type 1 diabetes and the research agenda of people living with the condition and their carers.

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Patients share their experiences of taking part in research at North Bristol NHS Trust

Patients of North Bristol NHS Trust share their experiences of taking part in research in a new magazine. Sharon Nolan, Communications & Patient & Public Involvement in Research Manager at North Bristol NHS Trust says “We consider ourselves to be very lucky at Southmead hospital, research is what we do every day across all areas of the Trust, and if you are a patient here, then you will more than likely be asked if you would like to take part in a research study as part of your care.”

You can read patient stories and find out more about how to get involved yourself by downloading the Take Part Be Involved in Research magazine.

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New films show the benefit of public involvement

INVOLVE reports members of the public have worked alongside Cardiff University staff to produce two short films that highlight the benefit of public involvement in research.

One film, ‘Why get involved in Research?’ is aimed at members of the public and the second, ‘Public Involvement in Research’ is aimed at researchers.

Watch the films below or click here to find out more.

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