PPI opportunities

This page has the latest PPI training and opportunities for involvement
for researchers, patients and the public living in and around Cambridge.
All information on this page is updated weekly and is current as at
16 June 2021.

For researchers

Cancer Research UK: Talk Cancer live online workshop – 17.00-19.00, 24 June 2021

Cancer Research UK are hosting a live online workshop to help people feel more confident talking about cancer and health as part of their role. The workshop is suitable for anyone in a role where they’re talking to members of the community about health and well-being. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge, tools and confidence to have supportive conversations about how people can reduce their risk of cancer, the importance of spotting cancer early and making healthy changes in general. The session is interactive and free to join from any laptop/computer. Register to join at www.cruk.org/talkcanceronline.

Researcher Roadshow: Fundamentals of using collected healthcare research data – 11.00-14.00, 28 June 2021

The NIHR Research Design Service and partners are pleased to offer the opportunity to attend the third in a series of researcher roadshows. The Roadshow, free to attend, is aimed at researchers who want to understand the fundamentals of using routinely collected healthcare data for research. The roadshow will bring together experts from Health Data Research UK, MRC Regulatory Support Centre, The University of Leeds and NHS Digital to outline:

  • Potential for using routinely collected healthcare data in research.
  • Fundamentals of Research Approvals.
  • Discovering what healthcare data available – HDR UK’s Gateway.
  • Healthcare data which can be accessed from NHS Digital with more information about Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), one of the most frequently requested datasets.

For more details visit: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/events/researcher-roadshow-fundamentals-of-using-routinely-collected-healthcare-data-in-research/27753?source=chainmail

For patients & members of the public

Involvement Opportunities

Open position: Chair of Board of Directors at Healthwatch Cambridge – deadline 28 June

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are looking for a strategic, dynamic individual to succeed their current chair, Val Moore and lead them on the next step of their journey.

The Chair’s role is all about improving the public voice in health and care in our area. The right person will have

  • Leadership experience
  • An in-depth knowledge of health and social care
  • Proven track record of delivering change in a complex environment.

Remuneration £8,922 per annum – 8 days per month. Applications are online and must be in by Monday 28 June.

Development of a new wayfinding systems around the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is currently in the process of developing a new wayfinding system for the communal, external spaces within the campus. This system will include new maps and signage to improve navigation in public spaces for staff, patients and visitors to the site and help to reduce stress when visiting the campus. In order to fully understand how the campus is currently used and the key issues, we would like to gain your invaluable input.

Note that the new wayfinding system will be focussing on the public space rather than the internal space of individual buildings, please limit your feedback to your experience of finding your way through the external public space on campus. Thank you in advance.

You can find the survey here: https://addenbrookes.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cbc-wayfinding–survey

PPI training

Understanding the research behind the pandemic – deadline 18 June 2021

Delve into the world of health research through a new free two week online course to learn how the UK research community responded to the pandemic and how they conducted innovative NHS research to develop life-saving treatments and vaccines – keeping patient safety at the centre of its work.

You can join the course up to 18 June with lead educators and mentor support to answer your questions. Read more, watch a video or join the course.

NIHR Public Involvement Pack

NIHR has re-launched key resources to help patients and the public who want to get involved in health and social care research, and the researchers who’d like to involve them.

They have recently updated their public information pack, which answers frequently asked questions and gives examples of what involvement might look like.

Discover more

If you would like more information about NIHR Cambridge BRC, please contact us.

Events Calendar

Listing relevant events and training sessions for researchers and members of the public.