Engaging Local Communities

Although most healthcare professionals involved in service development and research are committed to a general principle of ‘user involvement’, the approach to how this can be achieved are often relatively underdeveloped. This unique full day workshop, through a combination of active participant involvement, discussion and presentations, explores a number of strategies and models of involving cultural and ethnic communities in the research process. The workshop is particularly relevant following the publication of ‘The Engagement Cycle – A new way of thinking about Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) in commissioning.’

Programme Outline:
– Who could be included? A presentation and structured group discussion exploring issues of representation and power in user and community inclusion
– How can inclusion work – A presentation and structured group discussion
– Practicality and best practice in user and community inclusion – can we set concrete and attainable goals?

The workshop has a strong practical element and as part of the delegate involvement, discussion groups will be asked to match potential inclusion strategies with project outlines – and debate their choices.

This course is aimed at: Those working with or in partner agencies undertaking PPE across the local health economy, Primary Care Trusts developing corporate strategies for commissioning, networks responsible for pathways of care, practice based commissioners, primary care staff and clinical commissioning groups.

Learning Outcomes: This seminar will enable you to identify, understand and implement the different strategies and models for involving the different cultural and ethnic communities as apart of the PPE engagement cycle and research process

Please register your interest to attend this course at this time – fees and available dates to be advised shortly.


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