Bringing patient and public perspectives to research partnerships

The CLAHRC bought some patient and public perspective to a recent academic event on collaboration in research.
We were invited to the prestigious UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium which this year focused on effective partnerships in research under the title Engagement, Co-production, and Collaborative Meaning-Making: Collaboration in Qualitative Health Research.

As well as cooperation between researchers from disciplines patients and the public are a vital partner in successful research.

Our Patient and Public Involvement Officer Steven Towndrow was joined at the event by one of our lay Research Advisory Panel Joan.

Both were invited to take part in a panel discussion at the end of the day (see below).


As well as panellists offering reflections on the event involving patients and the public in research, and how to recognise and reward their contribution, was clearly a “hot topic” for the audience of researchers.

Our thanks to Panel member Joan for giving of her time on the day – and for her thoughtful observations –

See the presentation and poster abstracts from the event

Read the story of the day in tweets

 

Introduction to Evaluation Workshop – June 13 2017

 

The NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy has just opened applications for its next short course – Introduction to Evaluation, to be held on June 13, 2017.

Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation?
Do you want to improve the design and implementation of your programmes?
Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start?

This one day, hands-on Introduction to Evaluation workshop addresses these challenges, and covers the skills and knowledge needed to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. Aimed at staff from NHS Trusts, CCGs and Local Authorities, this workshop requires no previous experience of study design, statistics or evaluation.

To find out more about this one day course and how to apply, please click here.