Have your say about health and care
- Participate in this study which aims to explain distress and disability in chronic pain. Volunteers aged 18 or over, speak English and experience chronic pain are sought. A £20 Amazon voucher is available to those who take part.
- Check out the NHS England Youth Forum. Find out about its work and how you could get involved.
- Get Involved with NHS England. Find out about opportunities to help shape its work as a Patient Representative in various programmes.
- Register to attend this virtual NHS Big Conversation for Improvement on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th May 2022. Open to all the public, particularly people with, or caring for someone with a health condition. It is hosted by NHS England & NHS Improvement and the Advancing Quality Alliance.
- Attend this Free Midlands Health Alliance ‘Advancing PPIE in the Midlands: Sharing Best Practice Event’ - held over 3 days from Wednesday 11 May 2022 to Friday 13 May 2022. It is aimed at PPIE professionals, patient and public representatives, health researchers or anyone interested in PPIE who wants to learn more or potentially get involved. View the full programme here and book your place here.
- NHS England have launched a survey to find out people’s views of veterans mental and physical health services. Your feedback will be used to inform the development and provision of services, including Op COURAGE: the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and the Veterans Trauma Network. Anyone can respond, but they are particularly keen to hear from veterans and their families and carers, and those providing care and support in this area. Survey closes Sunday 22 May.
- Register to attend this Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) and East Midlands Academic Health Science Network FREE virtual workshop on ‘Improving chronic pain management by reducing harm from opioids’ on Tuesday 24 May, 11:00am -1:00pm. Listen to the experiences of people living with chronic pain and help JUCD improve ways to offer pain management support.
- Take a look at NHS England offer of free training for patient and public voice partners and other public members involved in health and care system. It’s a virtual course to build confidence and skills and takes place in July 2022. Applications close Monday 9 June at 09.00am.
- Apply for an EMAHSN 2022 Public Involvement Fund. East Midlands Academic Health Science Network are delighted to increase this fund this year and now offer £2,000 each for 15 groups across the East Midlands. This funding will support patient, carer and public involvement in health and social care research, innovation, and transformation. To honour Veronica Price-Job, their former Patient Public Involvement Co-chair who sadly passed away this year, they welcome groups that involve the public in addressing health and social care inequalities. Applications close midnight Thursday 30 June 2022. For application support, please email Emma Coates.
Read the latest findings
- Listen to the International Coproduction Health Network podcast on coproduction here.
- Take a look at these Toolkits from Young Minds to help organisations and services improve their involvement of children, young people and families who face marginalisation and barriers within the mental health system.
- Watch How to Access your GP practice on YouTube getting the message across that GPs are still open for routine business.
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) article on ways to get involved in research and how to make a difference.
- Read this Kings Fund and Healthwatch report on the different ways the Health and Social Care System listens to people and communities to make services more responsive to what they need.
- Listen to this powerful recording from the newly formed REBLE Group (Research Enabled by Lived Experience). It uses a Forum Theatre approach (19 minutes into the recording) to explore inclusive practice and how research can benefit from lived experience.
- Read this Health Foundation report about Public Perceptions of the NHS and Social Care.
Last updated on: 10th May 2022