UK Standards for Public Involvement: New handbook

Last year a four-nations partnership, including the NIHR, released the UK Standards for Public Involvement in research, which aim to help researchers and organisations improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in health and social care research. The standards were subject to a public consultation and piloting phase involving a network of over 400 registered individuals. In addition, 10 ‘test-bed’ projects, including the Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register held at Queen’s ...
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Bursary scheme to support service user and carer involvement in HSC

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has engaged with service user and carer representatives to set up a bursary scheme to support service users and carers involved in strategic programmes of work with Health and Social Care (HSC).  The scheme aims to help develop your knowledge and skills for participation in Involvement work. The bursary scheme is open to service users and carers who are based in Northern Ireland and engaged with a Health and Social Care organisation.  A total of £2,500 has been ...
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Opportunities to get involved with Health and Social Care

A list of current opportunities to get involved in Health and Social Care are listed below. Should you have an opportunity you wish to submit,  fill out the submission form. All opportunities will also feature on the Patient Client Council website. For guidance on reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses see here, or download a claim form Please ensure all text is concisely written, with the closing date (if applicable) and commitment required included. For further guidance, see design...
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Opportunities to get involved

There are a range of different ways to get involved in Health and Social Care. This may be at a local level e.g. in a Health and Social Care Trust or at a regional level with the Public Health Agency or another regional HSC organisation. Involvement may be a one-off activity or you may wish to get involved for a longer period of time. Check out the different ways to get involved below. Add an opportunity
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Getting involved – what do I need to know?

There are a range of different ways to get involved. Involvement may be a one-off activity or you may wish to get involved for a longer period of time. This may be at a local level, for example in a Health and Social Care Trust or at a regional level with the Public Health Agency or another regional HSC organisation. Find out more about opportunities to get involved here. Bursary Scheme To support Involvement work, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has engaged with service user and car...
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