Involving our communities
Our Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement (PPIE) work is led by a small team that we call the PPIE Leadership & Support Group (PLSG).
This is made up of two members of ARC staff (Christine Smith & Claire Marsh), and two lay advisors (Joyce Fox & Ruby Bhatti OBE).
The PLSG supports:
researcher teams in each of the Y&H ARC themes plan, support and report on best practice PPIE in their projects
communications with the public around the work of the Y&H ARC
training, development & mentoring opportunities for researchers and the public in the Y&H ARC.
The PLSG in the governance jigsaw, and its links with the wider PPIE world is shown in this diagram:
Covid and me is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) public engagement initiative using theatre to raise public awareness of the importance that clinical trials will play during this pandemic. It is aimed to reach all people and specifically to resonate with parts of the community that don’t typically take part in research and are disproportionality affected with poorer outcomes if they contract COVID-19 – notably BAME, elderly, 50+ with co-morbidities & those from economically deprived areas.
This is a 'call to action' to all people and to aid the reach to those in our most underserved communities that the NHS needs them to ‘Be Part of Research’. Together we will gain understanding of the health inequalities of COVID-19 outcomes to improve health and well- being for all. Learn more about this and watch the videos here.
Alongside other involvement leads in the region, ARC Y&H have contributed to this guidance document - a collation of information and top tips on conducting involvement activities during Covid-19.(click icon below)
Meet the PLSG
Joyce Fox (lay)
Rubi Bhatti OBE (lay)
Claire Marsh (staff)
Christine Smith (staff)
We will use these pages to share learning and case studies of quality and innovative PPIE as these develop.