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Public Contributors

ARC WM Public Contributors

Building on a successful model developed in NIHR CLAHRC WM (the predecessor to ARC WM), ARC WM recruited a core group of 18 Public Contributors in March 2020 through an open and transparent recruitment process. Our contributors are from across the West Midlands and come from a range of backgrounds. Each contributor brings their own experiences to ARC WM.

Public Involvement During Covid19

On 16th April 2020, the NIHR confirmed its commitment to Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PIE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the full statement online.

The new Director for the Public Voice, Jeremy Taylor, stated:

“Health research should be a shared enterprise with patients, carers and communities. COVID-19 has not changed this. Indeed, the public contribution to research on the pandemic is vital. Let’s renew our commitment to partnership working.”

NIHR ARC WM shares this commitment to maintain and progress PIE during this period. We will continue to work with our public contributors and the wider ARC WM community to shape not only how we maintain meaningful involvement, engagement and participation during these challenging times, but also how we encourage innovation and development.

NIHR ARC WM’s response to the 8 Commitments can be accessed here.

This was first published on the NIHR ARC WM Newsblog 24/04/2020

Now, more than ever, we need to work in partnership with our local communities to ensure that we continue to improve the way health and social care is designed and delivered.

If you would like further information about our approach to Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation, please contact our Public Involvement Lead, Magdalena Skrybant (