Involving People (Wales) Newsletter

Dear Network members,

Welcome to the last Involving People Network bulletin of 2016. This week’s bulletin includes:

Public noticeboard - keep checking for external opportunities and events
Involving People Network annual meeting 2017 – registration is open
Involving People Network research opportunities – including one closing tomorrow
Christmas wishes from the team

Don’t forget to use our email address ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ or phone 02920 230457 with all your enquiries. This will help us to direct your enquiry to the right Public Involvement and Engagement team member and get back to you as quickly as possible.

Don’t forget you have your own Network members’ area on the Health and Care Research Wales website where you can find a range of resources.

Check out our public noticeboard!

Take a look at the public noticeboard where there are links to external opportunities, research articles, news stories, engagement events and much more.

Involving People Network annual meeting 2017

Your voice: why it matters - how public involvement shapes the research pathway in Wales

1 March 2017

10:30 – 16:00

Cardiff City Stadium

We’re excited to announce that registration for the Involving People Network annual meeting 2017 is now open.

This lively annual event provides a great opportunity for Involving People Network members, researchers and others with an interest in public involvement to meet and discuss involvement and engagement in research.

The event will include:

a networking and engagement session
a celebration of last year and a look forward to where we are going
researchers pitch for lay contributions
· presentations from researchers and service users

For more information please read our attached draft programme.

If you would like to attend, please register online by 27 January 2017.

Registration is also available in Welsh.

Please note that places will be limited.

Involving People Network research opportunities

These opportunities are available to view online, please visit the current opportunities page on the Health and Care Research Wales website to read more about these opportunities and how to apply.


Not sure if you should submit an expression of interest?

The team welcomes calls if you want to discuss an opportunity.

Call us on 02920 230457

Become involved in a study looking at a neurological condition outcome measure
Deadline: Midday, 11 January 2017
Two individuals required from either of the three conditions - Multiple Sclerosis, Acquired Brain injury and Parkinson’s disease.

Closing tomorrow
Become involved in the Wales Cancer Research Centre as a Theme Research Partner
Deadline: Midday, 21 December 2016
An individual is required who will help to develop the public involvement and engagement thread within the Clinical theme of research within the Centre.

Closing soon
Become involved in research concerning patient adherence to blood pressure medicines
Deadline: Midday, 22 December 2016
Two individuals required to become part of the pre-funding committee.

Become involved in a multi-disciplinary research group within the Wales Cancer Partnership
Deadline: Midday, 22 December 2016
One individual required to become a member of the breast multi-disciplinary research group.

Involvement in a study assessing public and clinician understanding, attitudes and experiences of ‘Prudent Healthcare’
Deadline: Midday, 23 December 2016
One individual to become part of the stakeholder group.

Become a member of the HealthWise Wales Project Team
Deadline: Midday, 25 January 2017
One individual required to provide a lay perspective on the processes, documentation and day to day running of the project.

Don’t forget you can share opportunities with family and friends if you think they might be interested!
If they are interested they can join the network too!

The Public Involvement and Engagement Team wish the Involving People Network a happy and healthy festive season.

Please note that the Public Involvement and Engagement team will be away from the office from 26 December until
3 January 2017. If you have an urgent query please call
029 20230457.

Best wishes

Public Involvement and Engagement Team