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Patients and the public are integral to our work within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. 

Our vision is to establish a culture where our community has the skills and resources to optimise and deliver public involvement and engagement and it is integrated in to our ways of working and throughout the research we fund. 


The SPCR has, in consultation with researchers, public partners and involvement professionals, identified six aims that will lead the School's involvement and engagement programme to work towards it's vision

I.   Ensure our research community incorporates public involvement and engagement throughout research

II.   Incorporate relevant involvement throughout our funding processes

III.  Lead by example in our involvement and engagement practice

IV.  Strengthen involvement and engagement practice of SPCR members

V.   Inspire and encourage inclusive, innovative, diverse and creative public involvement and engagement

VI.  Improve the knowledge sharing of public involvement and engagement

A diagram of 6 circles positioned in a circle. Each of them represents one of the aims and mentions the aim and objectives. In the middle there is a smaller circle with UK Standards for Public Involvement written around it.Enabling involvement through research - Funding requirement, Training, Fund co-productionInvolvement throughout funding processes - Shortlising and decision making, Reviewing methods, in all funding opportunitiesLead by Example - Diverse and Inlusive involement, Share experiences, Emphasize importance, Involvement in decision making, Raise awareness and profile of research, Involvemnet in staff recruitmentStrengthen member's practice - Cross member ambitions, Supporting member's PPIE programmesInclusive, innovative, diverse and creative PPIE practice - Learn fro examples, Fund inclusive and creative trials, Prizes for researchers and public, Identify under represented communities, Research in PPIEImprove knowledge sharing - Facilitate opportunities, Improve communications 

Further information on our ambitions, aims and objectives are set out in our Strategy for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement 2021-2026.