November saw the CLAHRC hold its biggest engagement event so far with a major research showcase event at Hamilton House in central London. We invited our partners from across the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector, offering them the chance to meet researchers and find out more about what we do in a relaxed informal setting.
Over sixty external visitors from across our partnership joined CLAHRC researchers, staff and patient/public contributors across the day-long event, split into morning and afternoon sessions to give visitors more chance to come along before and after work.
The exhibition style event allowed visitors to view over fifty posters for all CLAHRC research studies and PhD projects.
We invited six PPI/E ambassadors to help us run the event. Our public/patient contributors came from the CLAHRC’s Research Advisory Panel and individual CLAHRC projects and spoke to visitors about their involvement in our work.
It was also a chance for our partners to let us know the big issues they were facing in front-line NHS and public health care as well as offer their views on what CLAHRC research priorities should be. Our Research Partnership Team was on hand to talk to visitors about potential future research collaborations.