The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group
Partnerships and Participation: Strengthening Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

We have had a fantastic year so far!  Our long established patient panel has been part of our successful bid as a new NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre for Yorkshire and the Humber.  Other notable collaborations include the co-created and co-led workshop at the UK’s first Science of Improvement Conference in Harrogate, last autumn. Our panel have also expanded the support they provide to the Improvement Academy for the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN.

Since January, a further patient advisory group for a five year NIHR funded programme of work – Partners At Care Transitions – has been established.  This has involved outreach work with local communities in Bradford, such as, an older adult’s art group, a South Asian women’s health and social group and a stroke survivor group. 

Working in partnership with patients, carers and the public is a strength that we will continue to build upon; ensuring research priorities and projects remain relevant and meaningful.  So, watch this space as we move forward with our PPI vision!

The last word is from our vice–chair, Ruby Bhatti:

‘We are committed to ensure that our support will enable researchers to successfully support future projects which will benefit patients and carers. Our voice has been valued, listened to and acted upon and this gives us great re - assurance that we are involved at all stages.’

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