Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Group

The School of Healthcare Sciences is committed to Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement and providing members of the public, service users and carers with the opportunity to have their voices heard and acted upon in a range of activities of the School.

As part of this commitment the School has established a Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement Group. This group works to actively engage members of the public, service users and carers, in opportunities to influence the education and research of healthcare professionals.

 

Opportunities for involvement

The Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement group works to encourage members of the public , service users and carers to become involved in a range of activities associated with the School of Healthcare Studies. These opportunities may include:

  • Assisting in the interview process for potential students and academic staff
  • Helping and providing your experience in the design of a new course of study or the improvement of current courses of study
  • Helping and providing your experience in the development of individual modules of learning
  • Helping and providing your experience in the assessment of learning
  • Helping and providing your experiences in Research
  • Providing or supporting teaching and learning
  • Being a critical friend in the revalidation of courses of study working with other professional bodies and other stakeholders
  • The Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement group welcomes participation by individuals with Protected Characteristics.

 

How we will support you

  • You will receive remuneration for your involvement including travel . This will be provided in line with the School of Healthcare Science remuneration policy. You will be given assistance to complete any necessary paperwork and to identify any necessary documentation. It is important for you to ensure that remuneration does not affect any allowances that you may be receiving.
  • Immediately following your activity you will be encouraged to share your experiences, both good and bad, with the organiser. You will have the opportunity to discuss any issues that may be concerning you following the activity
  • We will contact you two weeks after the activity, by phone, to reflect on your experience.
  • We will welcome any suggestions you have on how we may improve your experience of the activity
  • We realise that sharing your experiences may be very emotional and if needed we will provide additional supportive material or access details to supportive agencies.
  • If you feel at any stage during the involvement activity, that you wish to withdraw from the activity, we will very much value your decision and provide any support that we can
  • We advise you to contact your GP or other healthcare professional if you are at all affected by your involvement with any activity.

For further information please email: RocheD1@cardiff.ac.uk