We are committed to involving patients, carers and all people who use health and social care services in our activities.
"Public involvement in research is research 'with' or 'by' members of the public rather than 'to', 'about' or 'for' them."
We work in partnership with members of the public from our local communities in our projects, in our research themes and on our central committees.
We provide regular opportunities to be involved in ARC WM. Click on the link below to see our latest opportunities to be involved in our activities.
Public Involvement & Engagement Strategy
NIHR ARC WM has worked with a core group of public contributors and the wider ARC WM Community to develop its Public Involvement and Engagement Strategy, which is available online .
The Strategy is underpinned by the key principles of Co-Production.
Our Strategy includes the following sections:
- Vision Statement
- Strategic Aims with key objectives
- Delivery plan with key milestones
- Strategy Logic Model
The Strategy will be reviewed Annually by a Strategy Group to ensure that ARC WM achieves its strategic aims.
NIHR UK Standards for Involvement
ARC WM aligns to the NIHR UK Standards for Involvement, which were launched in November 2019.
Building on experiences of using the Standards, ARC WM holds an annual workshop, which uses the UK Standards for involvement as a framework to reflect on ways of involving the public in its activities. During the workshops, we consider approaches to involvement in each of the Standards:
- Inclusive Opportunities
- Working Together
- Support and Learning
Read the reports from our ARC WM PPI/E Standards Workshops here: