NIHR Patient and Public Involvement Senior Leadership Team Strategic Priorities 2018-19
The NIHR Patient and Public involvement (PPI) Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has identified and agreed five priorities for its work to advance and promote patient and public involvement and engagement in the NIHR in 2018-2019. These build on the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ strategy and are as follows:
- Standards: To define what good public involvement and engagement looks like
- Impact / Getting Results: To understand and show the value of public involvement and engagement
- Invention: To test new ideas in public involvement and engagement and share the learning
- Voice: To ensure patients, carers and the public have a voice in how the NIHR works
- Feedback: To ensure patients, carers and the public get feedback on how they have made a difference.
What does the work look like? How will we look to deliver on these priorities?
The table below outlines the PPI SLT’s approach to taking this work forward using the 4Rs, the suggested ‘measures’ of success for public involvement and engagement as first proposed in ‘Going the Extra Mile’. These are:
- Reach: the extent to which people and communities are engaged, participating and involved in NIHR research including the diversity of this population
- Relevance: the extent to which public priorities for research are reflected in NIHR funding and activities
- Refinement and improvement: how public involvement is adding value to research excellence as funded by the NIHR.
- Relationships – partnerships and collaborations in keeping with our values that build the best environment in which public involvement and engagement can thrive.
|Strategic priorities||Standards||Impact/getting results||Invention||Voice||Feedback|
|To define what good public involvement and engagement looks like||To understand and show the value of public involvement and engagement||To test new ideas in public involvement and engagement and share the learning||To ensure patients, carers and the public have a voice in how the NIHR works||To ensure patients, carers and the public get feedback on how they have made a difference|
|What does the work look like? How will we look to deliver on these priorities?|
|Refining what we do||Developing standards for public involvement||Developing effective measures and evaluation||Developing new ideas to improve efficiency and effectiveness||Demonstrating how patients and the public have been part of decision-making||Using feedback to improve and strengthen what we do|
|Making it relevant||Sharing good practice of what works and what doesn’t|| Generating high quality quantitative and qualitative evidence of the
value of public involvement and engagement
|Embracing opportunities and challenges to make PPI accessible such as digital||Supporting patients and researchers with appropriate tools and training||Showing how people’s insight has made a difference|
|Reaching out to diverse partners and communities||Supporting their adoption by the NIHR and other funders||Report what we do in an accessible way to key audiences and partners||Reaching into new communities underrepresented in our work||Communicating our plans and work in an accessible manner||National and local for feedback and evaluation that are accessible and easy to-use|
|Relationships that support success||Collaborations and partnerships that enable the priorities to be taken forward in a way that helps and assists colleagues across the NIHR|
A delivery principle underlying the plan is that work will be delivered in an NIHR-wide fashion but that leadership on each priority will be provided by one or more NIHR Centres:
- Standards: INVOLVE and Central Commissioning Facility
- Impact/Getting Results: National Director with Central Commissioning Facility
- Invention: Trainees Coordinating Centre with the Clinical Research Network
- Voice: National Director
- Feedback: Clinical Research Network