Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) Peer to Peer (P2P) Support Forum

30th November 2016

Venue/Time:  Lindisfarne Room, Kings Road Centre, Newcastle University (12:00-16:30)

You are invited to the forthcoming launch event for the Peer to Peer (P2P) PPI Support Forum that will include a PPI Market Place where opportunities for involvement in research or teaching can be sought and tendered.

The P2P Support Forum will be an on-line resource that will provide a (virtual) space where people who are involved, or interested in becoming involved, in research can meet, engage in discussions related to their involvement activities, share experiences and challenges and offer each other advice and support.  As well as providing this meeting space, a further function of the Peer to Peer Forum will be to provide patient and public access to training in order to develop necessary skills and to promote capacity for PPI.

For the PPI Market Place we are offering delegates a table & /or a poster board to promote membership of their PPI advisory groups, patient/consumer panels, or to recruit PPI involvement in research projects etc.  Please see below for further details of the event and a registration link.

If you wish to display a poster to advertise PPI opportunities a poster template is available from Catherine.parkin@ncl.ac.uk

Given the PPI focus of this event we think, where possible, that this would be a great opportunity for current PPI representatives to ‘man’ these stands so people/patients/members of the public can talk to them about being involved in research and teaching.  Please feel free to circulate this invitation as you see appropriate as we are keen to reach as many people as possible.

This half day event is to formally launch an exciting new on-line resource that will provide advice, support and training for people (patients and public) who are, or who are interested in being, involved in research or teaching.  The event is for researchers and members of the public.  As well as a demonstration of the new web-based resource, participants will hear the findings of our recent PPI consultation and will be given the opportunity to comment on and help shape our subsequent PPI support and training framework.   In the spirit of getting involved, the event will also include a PPI ‘Market Place’ where opportunities for involvement in research or teaching can be sought and tendered!

For further information and to register for this event please click here

For further information please contact Cathy Parkin at Catherine.parkin@ncl.ac.uk