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Exceptional Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement

Entries are now invited for the “Exceptional Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement” prize.

Patient and public involvement (PPI) entails research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public, rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. The School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) celebrates meaningful PPI amongst their partners. This cannot take place without dedicated public contributors who share their experiences, time and skills with the research community.

The School wants to acknowledge a public contributor, or a team, who has made an “Exceptional Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement”. The prize will come as a dinner voucher. The shortlisted nominees, or 1 representative from a nominated group, will be invited to attend the SPCR Showcase event Tuesday 26th of November 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians (London). Their travel costs will be reimbursed by the SPCR. During this event, the winner will be announced.

Public contributors involved in primary care research at NIHR SPCR member departments within the University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Keele University, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University of Southampton and University College London are eligible to be nominated by a member of staff.

To nominate a public contributor or a team of public contributors, submit a description of their involvement with primary care research (up to 500 words) with a short outline of your role in the involvement activity and how you worked with the public contributor(s) (i.e. supporting public contributors, analyse data together, fellow steering group member). It is highly recommended that you inform the public contributor(s) that they are nominated for this award.

The description should highlight:

-          What type of research the public contributor was involved with

-          How the involvement was relevant to the research question

-          How the public contributor was involved (including where in the research cycle the involvement took place)

-          The impact of involvement on the research project/ team, both short and long term

Submit your entry to by Thursday 26 September 2019.

Entries will be scored by SPCR PPI leads using the criteria above. With permission of the public contributor, the winning case study will be published on the School’s website.