PPIE Forum meeting January 2021

by | Jan 26, 2021 | PPIE Forum | 0 comments

The Faculty’s Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Forum recently held its second meeting of the academic year.

The Forum plays an essential role in driving forward the Faculty’s PPIE Action Plan, an integral part of our Social Responsibility (SR) strategy. It includes representation from Public Contributors (PC), Schools, Divisions (staff and students) and key external stakeholders and is Co-Chaired by Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement and Kay Gallacher, PC.

Guest speaker Dr Robina Shah, Director of the Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience discussed the Centre which was established by the Edwin Doubleday Fund in 2015 as the first centre of its kind in England. It works to involve members of the public (Medical Education Partners) in the medical training of our future doctors. It believes that the voices of patients/public should be valued in medical training, as it is the public who directly benefit from medical education when using health and care services. Her talk highlighted the journey of the Centre since it was established, to current projects including #TheSmileBehindTheMaskCampaign. If you would like more information on the Centre please contact the Doubleday Team.

Following the talk, members discussed upcoming resources for PC. This included a training programme for PC featuring internal and external training courses and a PC version of the fees and payments guidance document which details key information including how PC will receive payments. These resources will be available shortly.

Members also heard updates from Health Innovation Manchester and Vocal representatives. 

For information on previous Forums visit: September 2020. To find out more about PPIE: watch our short film, sign up to the monthly Public Engagement Digest, visit PPIE blog site, or contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk.