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Announcement of new contract for @NIHRINVOLVE awarded to the University of Southampton

Herewith a copy of the announcement that you will also find on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and INVOLVE websites to day about the award of the new INVOLVE contract.  540 more words


Self-harm in Primary Care

By Carolyn Chew-Graham

Professor of General Practice Research, IPCHS, Keele University

On 15th July, Carol Rhodes and I attended a dissemination event in Manchester with Judith, Carol and Theresa who have worked with researchers at Keele and Manchester on an NIHR Public Health funded study. 305 more words

News: Changes to NIHR RFPB Scheme

Research For Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme
From competition 28 the RfPB programme will be changing. The competition opens for applications on 26th August 2015, and will operate under the new two stage process with the shortened first stage application. 229 more words

Funding Opportunities

The divide between public involvement in research and service delivery

Yesterday I was on a visit to the West Midlands. The University of Birmingham, Birmingham Health Partners and West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) had invited me to talk about public involvement in research strategies for the region. 975 more words


George Osborne clearly read 'Going the Extra Mile' before his Budget statement #scipolicy

It is some time since the Chancellor of the Exchequer and I have spoken.  Forever, in fact.  But I like to think we are in tune on some things…. 431 more words


What next in identifying patient priorities for health research? #JLAevaluation

I spent yesterday morning at an excellent event looking at the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships (JLA PSPs for short!). #JLAevaluation

Started in 2004, JLA PSPs have become a recognised and highly respected method for identifying shared priorities in health research among patients, carers and clinicians.  748 more words


We must maintain our national impetus and leadership on involving young people in research – comment on new report from @Nuffbioethics

This morning the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published its report: Children and research: ethical issues calling for a change in research culture to enable young people to shape how research is ‘prioritised, designed and reviewed.’ 822 more words

Public Involvement