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Back in 2019 and 2020, the NIHR School for Primary Care Research held two competitions for patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) grants. The aims of these grants were to enable researchers to identify creative and more inclusive approaches to PPIE. 

On the 30th September 2021, the School organised a virtual showcase event where three projects presented their work and shared their learnings. The event was a great success with over 46 attendees, including PhD students, early career researchers and public contributors, being inspired by the presentations. Everyone who completed the evaluation polls said they would recommend the session to others  

Thank you Jemima Dooley, Charlotte Albury, Angeli Vaid, Stephanie Tierney, Shoba Dawson and Opeyemi Babatunde for sharing your work. 

 

Increasing ethnic diversity in research into communication in primary care  

Jemima Dooley 

Working together with community groups from different ethnic background, the team reached out to better identify the barriers and facilitators to research participation. In addition, they looked into the factors affecting clinician-patient communication in these communities. 

 

Co-designing training for co-researchers to do ethnography 


Angeli Vaid and Charlotte Albury   

In this co-designed and co-delivered project, people with learning disabilities and their family carers worked together as a team with researchers to identify what training is needed, and in which shape this should be delivered, for people with learning disabilities and family carers before they act as co-researcher ethnographers.  

 

Artwork as a mechanism for exploring and illustrating public patient research priorities 


Opeyemi Babatunde, Shoba Dawson and Stephanie Tierney 

The project enabled conversations on research priorities with people who are often excluded from these discussions. Researchers talked with people from a South Asian background, with people affected by dementia and people living with mental health conditions on what research matters to them. Arts students attended the meetings to visually capture what is important for these communities to inspire future research.