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Welcome to INVOLVE

INVOLVE was established in 1996 and is part of, and funded by, the National Institute for Health Research, to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. It is one of the few government funded programmes of its kind in the world.

As a national advisory group our role is to bring together expertise, insight and experience in the field of public involvement in research, with the aim of advancing it as an essential part of the process by which research is identified, prioritised, designed, conducted and disseminated.

The Impact of public involvement in NIHR health and social care research is defined as:

“The changes, benefits and learning gained from the insights and experiences of patients, carers and the public when working in partnership with researchers and others involved in NIHR initiatives”

Supporting statement:
By public involvement we mean research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them as defined by NIHR INVOLVE.

NIHR’s commitment to reporting public involvement is to understand the influence involvement has on NIHR’s work and its key audiences, including the public, researchers, practitioners and funders as well as the wider benefits for health and social care provision.

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How we can help

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    Read our definition of Diversity and Inclusion and other supporting documents here

  • Need advice?

    Talk to one of our public involvement advisors

  • Confused by the jargon?

    Our jargon buster will help you through the terminology

How we can help

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    Read our definition of Diversity and Inclusion and other supporting documents here

  • Need advice?

    Talk to one of our public involvement advisors

  • Confused by the jargon?

    Our jargon buster will help you through the terminology

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