PPIE Forum Update October 2021

by | Oct 21, 2021 | PPIE Forum | 0 comments

The Faculty’s Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Forum recently held its first 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 Professor Stephanie Snow, Academic Lead for Community Engagement and Involvement and Kay Gallacher, who is one of our PC.

Members discussed the 2021/22 Action Plan and suggested actions related to PPIE for the Forum and Faculty to focus on this academic year. They also discussed the proposed levels for the Faculty’s 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 Vocal and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Greater Manchester (GM) representatives. Vocal ran a social media campaign (12-15th October) where followers were invited to share their musculoskeletal (MSK) stories and ground-breaking research. Find out more on their Twitter and Facebook. ARC Greater Manchester (GM) current focus is on their Connecting Communities: Valuing our Differences and Learning Together event (18-21 Oct)

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: March 2021January 2021, and September 2020. To find out more about PPIE sign up to the monthly Public Engagement Digest, visit our Toolkit and PPIE blog site, or contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk.