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  • Have you used mental health services and spent some time as an inpatient in a hospital in the East Midlands? East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative invite service users, their carers and families to work with them to improve these services. For more information about the programme and the key experience and skills required, please read this Role Description. If you are interested, please apply here. Full support and out-of-pocket expenses will be offered. For more information, an informal chat or support with your application, please email Deborah Wilson, or call 0777 361 0741, or email Kay Khan or call 0797 179 8040.
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement invite people with Long Covid to apply for a Patient Participation Voice (PPV) Partner role to support their Long Covid Programme. They are keen to get diversity of experience and perspectives. Applications close Friday 30 April 2021.
  • The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK’s regulator for the safety of medicines, medical devices and blood components for diffusion. Now the UK has left the EU, new rules have to be developed about UK medical devices. The MHRA would like views about the role patients and the public could play in how medical devices are regulated via this short survey. Please feedback by 5pm Friday, 19 May 2021.

  • NEON (Narrative Experiences Online) is a large-scale research study running from 2017-2022, and is seeking to recruit participants who are current users of any mental health services and mental health workers to help design and trial a clinical intervention built around recovery narratives (personal stories of mental health problems and recovery). To find out more about getting involved in this research please email the NEON programme coordinator, Stefan Rennick-Egglestone at or phone 07973 841271. 
  • Young People’s views: If you are aged 14-25 and passionate about improving health services for young people, apply to join the NHS England Youth Forum.
  • East Midlands Academic Health Science Network is inviting people to join their East Midlands PPI Senate to help spread excellent patient and public involvement across the region. For more information, please email Emma Coates.
  • The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People and want to better understanding the barriers disabled people face. If you are a disabled person, a carer, parent, or someone with an interest in disability issues, please complete this survey by Friday 23 April 2021.
  • Nano–Nose are developing a new non-invasive device to predict and monitor glucose levels in people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (pre-diabetics) and those living with Type 2 diabetes. They seek volunteers from these groups to share their views and help guide the next phase of their product development via a 20-minute Zoom call and offer a £10 e-Amazon thank you voucher. For more information and to take part click here
  • Join these free online MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) from the NIHR and University of Leeds. ‘What is Health Research’ explores the world of health research and the role volunteers play in transforming treatment and improving care. ‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’ looks at how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare.

Last updated on: 20 April 2021

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