North West People in Research Forum

What is the North West People in Research Forum?

The North West People in Research Forum is a new organisation which is devoted to supporting patient and public involvement (PPI) and public engagement (PE) in health research in the North West.

We aim to:

  • support researchers to involve and engage patients and the public
  • support patients and members of the public who are, or wish to become, involved in health research
  • share learning about PPI and PE in research
  • form a link between researchers and patients/public
  • raise awareness about health research in the Region and opportunities to get involved.

We support existing initiatives as well as developing new ones. The Forum works across the North West – Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire.

What does it do?

The Forum is new – it was set up in October 2010, so we are only just beginning work.

Our first priorities are to:

  • organise meetings and events where learning about PPI and PE can be shared
  • develop a web resource so that people can share experience, learn and make links online
  • help to develop training about PPI and PE, for researchers and for patients and the public

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