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Jul 17

Equal Partners in Research Workshop, Assembly Rooms, Norwich

Patients, carers and members of the public who are interested in sharing their real-world knowledge and unique experiences with health researchers. Participants will be helping to build the kind of public/professional collaboration that will lead to relevant research projects aimed at improving real health care settings.
For:
Patients and carers and members of the public – no ‘specialist’ knowledge needed!
Researchers who would value working collaboratively with patients and carers from an early stage to develop more relevant research questions and plans.
Format:
Friendly and informal and will provide time and space to explore how to develop positive and meaningful collaborations.
Learning points:
● Better insight and understanding about what different people can bring to improve research
● More confidence to take part in making shared decisions about research
● Access to further sources of information, training and support
● Inspiration to get involved in making equal partnerships in research!
Facilitators:
Charlie Davison a social scientist who specialises in building relationships between the expert knowledge of patients, carers and members of the public and the technical know-how of medical professionals and researchers.
Sarah Rae a servicer user researcher with a background in mental health. She has been involved in several research studies and has experience of co-leading and co-producing a large project which was founded at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.
Further information & booking a place:
Tracey Johns, Regional Public Involvement Lead, Research Design Service. Tracey.johns@essex.ac.uk
Louise Forrest, Central Co-ordinator, Research Design Service Lf16972@essex.ac.uk

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Jul 17