Benefits Advice Service for involvement in research – launched 29 January 2015

Benefits Advice Service for involvement in research – launched 29 January 2015

A new service offering personal advice and support on how payment of fees and expenses for public involvement might affect people in receipt of state benefits. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in partnership with others is offering a service that covers advice on payment of fees and expenses for...

RDS NW e-Newsletter – issue 9, October 2014

RDS NW e-Newsletter – issue 9, October 2014

In this Issue: common patient and public involvement (PPI) issues researchers seek advice on we advise on non-NIHR funding streams too The North West People in Research Forum update RDS NW rated highly by its clients news in brief RDS NW case studies adviser spotlight: Frontline adviser, Mersey and Cheshire Also includes events, funding opportunities and useful links/resources....

Research Design Service (RDS) patient and public involvement (PPI) handbook

Research Design Service (RDS) patient and public involvement (PPI) handbook

The RDS PPI Handbook has been created for researchers as a guide to help in the planning, managing and implementation of PPI activities. Demonstrating PPI and the continued involvement of patients and members of the public is a very important part of developing a successful grant application and is often...

RDS NW client wins PPI award

RDS NW client wins PPI award

Dr Dawn Edge (left in the photo) has accepted a prestigious award from the NIHR Mental Health Research Network (MHRN). Dr Edge’s study entitled ‘Culturally-adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) for African Caribbeans with schizophrenia and their families: A feasibility study of implementation and acceptability’, which received RDS NW advice on PPI,...

NIHR RDS NW public involvement funds

NIHR RDS NW public involvement funds

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for the North West (NIHR RDS NW) encourages patient and public involvement (PPI) at all stages of research and encourages researchers to budget for PPI in research funding applications. However, we recognise that until research has been funded, researchers may...