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National Consultation for Public Involvement Standards

Opened 13th July 2017 Over the past year, the National Institute for Health Research has developed and drafted a set of 6 core standards and indicators for public involvement in research.

The draft standards are built on a comprehensive body of work initiated and carried out by others. Core documents can be accessed from the Resources section of this website and key milestones in our work are reported in Work in Progress.

The team now invite and welcome the involvement of as wide a range of interested groups, organisations and individuals as possible, to help us review and improve the draft standards and indicators.

This consultation is open from Thursday 29 June until Friday 01 September 2017

Sheffield life Festival 2016 -

Our Telehealth and Care Technologies theme were at this event with Pepper a 4ft tall robot that is able to move, talk and interact with the people around it. According to its developers it is the “first humanoid robot capable of recognising the principal human emotions and adapting his behaviour to the mood of his interlocutor.” Importantly, it also provides a programming platform to allow researchers to explore and develop that behaviour.

The CATCH Pepper is one of 4 purchased through an EPSRC ‘Capital Investment for Robots and Autonomous Systems’ grant awarded to a number of UK Universities including Sheffield, and intended to give researchers access to the latest in robotics and smart systems. There has been much in the news recently about the use of robotics in health and social care. Here at CATCH we’re interested in exploring this further, in separating the hype from the reality, and understanding and influencing the role robots could come to play in the care sector. And Pepper should help us do this.

Festival of the mind 2016
Dr Clare Relton presents "The Yorkshire Health Study – are you Yorkshire fit?" which is a short accessible video​ describing some of the findings from Yorkshire's largest health study. The video can be seen on Monday 19th September from 1-1:45pm at the Spiegeltent, Barker's Pool, Sheffield.