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Public Lecture: Why we need chaos, silence and boredom in public and patient engagement

A Public Lecture by Dr Sarah Rachael Davies (University of Copenhagen) , Wed 7 December 2016, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT, Lecture Theatre B – Simon Building, The University of Manchester

Register for your free ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-public-lecture-by-dr-sarah-rachael-davies-university-of-copenhagen-tickets-29640025113

Why we need chaos, silence and boredom in public and patient engagement

Everyone seems to agree that public engagement with science, technology and medicine is important. It enables public dialogue, promotes robust outcomes for research, and empowers citizens and patients.

But what should such engagement look like?

In this talk Dr Davies argues that we have focused on some characteristics of productive citizen and patient engagement while pushing others into the background. It might go against all our instincts, but sometimes what we need is to acknowledge the chaos of engagement ecosystems, welcome uncomfortable silences, and interrogate ‘failures’ like boring events.

Patient Hack Day – September 30 2015

Registration is now open for the second Hack Day which will be taking place on September 30 2015. 

Once again, we’ll be inviting patients, carers, service users or members of the public to pitch their own idea for a research project. The pitchers will then work in groups with other public collaborators and also with researchers and representatives from voluntary organisations to try to translate these ideas into early-stage research proposals.

The Patient Hack 2015 pdf has more info about the venue, what the day involves and how to take part.

This year, we’re specifically inviting pitches around three themes – Mental Health, Technology & Health, and Patient Safety. This is because these are areas of expertise in Manchester which means researchers/ voluntary organisation representatives with relevant experience can be invited to attend.

As with last year’s event, we are inviting 30 public contributors and 30 researchers/ voluntary organisation representatives, and places are available on a first come, first served basis. Public contributors will receive a reimbursement for travel expenses (up to a max of £30) and an attendance fee (£40).

The registration page can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/56LLKSH

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,
Claire and The Hack Day Team.

Second Patient Hack Day at University of Manchester – registrations open

Registration is now open for the second Patient Hack Day. The event will be held on Wednesday 30 September 10-3pm at The St Thomas Centre in Manchester.

More info about the venue, what the day involves and how to take part is available here.

Once again, inviting patients, carers, service users or members of the public are being invited to pitch their own idea for a research project. The pitchers will then work in groups with other public contributors and also with researchers and representatives from voluntary organisations to try to translate their idea into an early-stage research proposal.

This year, pitches are being invited around three themes – Mental Health, Technology & Health, and Patient Safety. This is because these are areas of expertise at the University of Manchester which means researchers/ voluntary organisation representatives with relevant experience will be in the room. There is more information about pitching here.

As with last year’s event, 30 public contributors and 30 researchers / voluntary organisation representatives are being invited, and places are available on a first come, first served basis.

Register

The registration page can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/56LLKSH

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with:

Find out more about how a hack day works

A blog on the first hack day event is available at http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2014/10/29/sarah-knowles-et-al-hacking-into-health-research/

Reflections from the pitchers on the first hack day are available here.

Reflections and lessons learned from the first hack day are available here.

Reflections about improving support and diversity in public involvement in research developed from discussions on the first hack day are available here.

Celebrating PPIE in Medical and Human Sciences

Friday 10 July, 1:00 – 4pm (registration from 12:30), University of Manchester

A free event open to all of our patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) representatives contributing to our research and teaching.

Celebrate the positive impact that involving patients/carers, service users and the public plays in our research and teaching.

Whether you are a PPIE representative or a researcher/teacher with a PPIE interest:

  • Join us for an afternoon of personal stories, interactive sessions & discussion.
  • Contribute to the PPIE of the Faculty.
  • Meet like-minded people.
  • Learn of opportunities through Friends of MAHSC.

Afternoon tea will be served.

Book your place at:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-ppie-in-medical-and-human-sciences-tickets-16782254174

Website: www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/public/cei
Email: cei@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 275 5186
Twitter: @FMHS_PPIE

INVOLVE conference call for presentations: deadline 4 April

The ninth biennial INVOLVE conference will take place on 26 and 27 November at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.

The conference will bring together people with a common interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

The organisers are inviting presentation on the conference theme of Changing Landscapes. This could include changes to organisations with a remit for public involvement, changing expectations for public involvement and innovative ways to involve the public in research.

We are inviting presentations on this theme that will encourage debate and discussion on the following topic areas relating to public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research:

  • range and diversity
  • learning and development
  • recording and assessing the impact
  • international perspectives
  • future directions

For further information and the application form, visit:
www.invo.org.uk/involve2014/

One-day workshop on patient and public involvement

The North West People in Research Forum  is hosting a one-day workshop for researchers on patient and public involvement

The workshop, Experience Matters, aims to help researchers:

  • Build their understanding of patient and public involvement in research
  • Start involving patients and public in their research, or develop their involvement activities if they are already active in this area
  • Learn from other participants about what might work in specific contexts

The workshop will take place 9 May from 10am until 4pm in Manchester city centre. It will be run by Bec Hanley and Derek Stewart, who have experience of running training sessions and facilitating workshops for clinicians, researchers, administrative staff, service users, patients, carers and staff from NHS and voluntary organisations.

For more information and to book a place (required due to limited places) please contact –  Douglas.Cooper@researchnorthwest.nhs.uk (Forum Administrative Assistant).

Find out more about the North West People in Research Forum.