Date: 27 June 2018
Sheffield TH team to test Communications Public Involvement standard
A team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen to help test one of six new national standards for public involvement in research.
The Clinical Research and Innovation Office at the trust will test the ‘Communications’ strand of the new National Standards for Public Involvement in Research, which are being developed by a number of organisations, including the NIHR.
The six Standards are: Inclusive Opportunities, Working Together, Support and Learning, Communications, Impact, and Governance.
The standards are being tested nationally between April 2018 and April 2019 to check how they work in reality, and whether they can be improved.
The Communications standard is about:
Lucy Wasinski, who is working on the Communications standard with colleague Dan Lawrence, said: “We want to make sure that more people know how they can become involved in research, and that they have the chance to be involved in all stages of research when it is led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, whether it is at the start of a project, or when the results from the research are being shared with everyone.
“To make sure we can do this, we want to involve the public so they can help us decide the best way to do this. Part of this will involve helping us make sure you can find the information you want on our website, and that you know who to contact if you want to find out more.
“By April 2019 we want to have more people involved in research at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals - and further afield in Yorkshire and Humber - and also make sure that people who are involved are given feedback and updates about the research.”
To get in touch with the Sheffield team about the project, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Twitter: @Shef_Research
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