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Carers speak about helping to shape research and education

Posted on June 16th 2017
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Carers speak about helping to shape research and education

Carers have spoken about the value of sharing their experiences with students and researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School, to increase awareness and help support other carers in the community.

Volunteer Heather Boult, from Countess Wear in Exeter, said:

“As part of Carers week, it's about saying you are not alone in how you feel. Speak up and get involved in research, as it's the most rewarding, challenging and best way to change and improve the future for all patients. Don't be your illness or your NHS number or' just a patient', you are a person with a voice and...

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PenCLAHRC staff share experiences of patient and public involvement in research

Posted on February 13th 2017
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PenCLAHRC staff share experiences of patient and public involvement in research

Senior PenCLAHRC staff members have shared their experiences of patient and public involvement in research (PPI), in video interviews with health information website healthtalk.org.

The website is run by a charity and provides free, reliable information about people’s experiences of more than 85 health-related issues including cancer, pregnancy, drugs and motor-neurone disease.

It was set up in 2001 by Oxford GP Dr Ann McPherson CBE and Dr Andrew Herxheimer after Dr McPherson was diagnosed with breast cancer and couldn’t find anyone to talk to about what it was like to experience the illness.

In his interview with the website, Director of PenCLAHRC Professor...

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Involving patients and the public in PenCLAHRC research

Posted on May 9th 2016
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PenPIG group meeting

Conducting research that is relevant to the concerns and needs of patients and the public is a key part of what PenCLAHRC does. Our renowned Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Team use innovative methods to ensure meaningful patient and public involvement and engagement is embedded in everything we do.

Key to our PPI success is the Peninsula Patient and Public Involvement Group (PenPIG) who have been working alongside PenCLAHRC since 2009 to maximise the benefits of health research and ensure it maintains relevance to the patient. The group is made up of a diverse selection of volunteers, with many having personal...

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Job opportunity - Patient and Public Involvement Team

Posted on April 26th 2016
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Job opportunity - Patient and Public Involvement Team

PenCLAHRC are looking to recruit an Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow (depending upon experience) to support the work of the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Team in Exeter. This post is available immediately on a 2 year fixed term contract.

The successful applicant will support the PPI team to deliver involvement across the PenCLAHRC programme, and beyond when additional funding is raised. The role also includes researching approaches to and the impact of public involvement in research.

The post will include running meetings with patients and members of the public to facilitate their input on research proposals and plans. The post...

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Engaging Games and Making Sense of Fairy Tales

Posted on April 14th 2015
in Project update

Engaging Games and Making Sense of Fairy Tales

All the fun of the (evidence-based) fair came to PenCLAHRC’s Veysey Building recently for an Engaging Games morning. This included an evidence-based fairy tale writing competition and a collection of research-based games such as ‘Be There Dragons’, an activity intended to demonstrate that more diagnostic testing does not automatically lead to more certainty.

These games have been designed by Dr Kath Maguire from PenCLAHRC's Patient and Public Involvement Team to help translate the concepts of evidence-based medicine into fun and practical learning resources for members of the public and clinicians alike. Kath developed these resources as part of her research into...

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Dr Kath Maguire recognised as an inspirational woman

Posted on March 17th 2015
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Dr Kath Maguire recognised as an inspirational woman

PenCLAHRC researcher Dr Kath Maguire has been recognised as an inspirational woman as part of the University of Exeter International Women's Day (IWD) 2015 celebrations. Kath is an Associate Research Fellow in Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) for PenCLAHRC's PPI team and has been involved in health research for a number of years, joining PenCLAHRC as a member of PenPIG (PenCLAHRC's user involvement group).

As a Public Engagement Champion Kath works with community researchers on development projects, assisting them in accessing research information and showcasing their work. Kath completed her PhD in Public and Patient Involvement in Theory and in Practice and is skilled in encouraging people to engage with research...

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