Aim: To undertake a scoping exercise to identify experiences and share learning on current systems and practice relating to public involvement in health and social care research.Methods: Interviews were conducted with researchers and service user research partners from 14 stakeholder organisations in the South West region of England.Findings: The authors identified the key issues and challenges for the organisations involved in terms of taking forward public involvement and also in terms of collaborative working. They propose five different options for future collaboration. In the course of the interviews, they also identified a range of ways of in which the public have been involved in research in the region. A number of case studies describe what difference this involvement made.
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Categories: health public health social care Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning Designing research Managing research Writing up and disseminating impact on research impact on service users involved nature and extent of public involvement in research impact of public involvement report
Date Entered: 2012/03/26
Date Edited: 2012/12/06