Public involvement support

Patient and public involvement is described as an active partnership involving members of the public in NHS, public health, applied health and social care research, not simply as research participants or ‘subjects’. It has also been described as doing research with or by people who use services, not to, about or for them.

Tracey Johns, Regional Public Involvement Lead, coordinates public involvement strategy and support across the region via five local hubs as listed below:

Essex
Tracey Johns – tracey.johns@essex.ac.uk
Cambridge
Andrew Sharpe – Andrew.sharpe2@nhs.net
Bedfordshire
Nasreen Ali – Nasreen.Ali@beds.ac.uk
Hertfordshire
Janine Hawkins – j.hawkins3@herts.ac.uk
Norfolk & Suffolk
Lisa Mcdaid – L.Mcdaid@uea.ac.uk

PI Enabling Fund
We offer a small public involvement fund to support pre-award public involvement activities (where alternative sources of funding are not available). Please contact Tracey Johns  for further information about the application process.