PPIE Forum Update March 2021

by | Mar 11, 2021 | PPIE Forum | 0 comments

The Faculty’s Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Forum recently held its third 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, and includes representation from Public Contributors (PC), Schools, Divisions (staff and students) and key external stakeholders. It is Co-Chaired by Dr Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement and Kay Gallacher, who is one of our PC.

Guest speaker Dr Jen Voorhees who recently completed her PhD in Primary Care, discussed the comparisons between PPIE and community based participatory research (CBPR) approaches which are more commonly used in the US.

Following the talk, members discussed ideas for the upcoming PPIE celebration event and the creation of a new chartermark which aims to recognise when PPIE has been included in Faculty projects and events. The chartermark will:

  • help to ensure an inclusive and high standard of PPIE
  • highlight the value of PPIE
  • widen its use and acceptability across the Faculty

Members also heard updates from Health Innovation Manchester representatives about their PCIE Forum. The Forum was launched in 2019 and features representation from PPIE leaders (staff and public) within health and care organisations, universities, NIHR infrastructure; health and social care providers; the GM Health and Social Care Partnership; voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

For information on previous Forums visit: January 2021 and 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.