Do you wish to make a difference in research? Nottingham University Hospitals is recruiting a team of four full time patient and public involvement and engagement (PPI & PPE) facilitators.
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust has identified excellence in research for the benefit of patients as a core component of its corporate vision to be the best acute teaching organisation by 2016. In order to realise this vision, the Trust has formed a close research partnership with the University of Nottingham (UoN), with a common research strategy and an integrated system of research management and governance. This research partnership has recently been awarded three prestigious National Centres of Excellence; the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre that has been created to investigate the mechanisms that lead to the chronic pain experienced by sufferers of arthritis and to improve the treatment of that pain and two National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Units which are in Deafness and Hearing Problems and Gastrointestinal (including liver disease) . NUH also hosts a Respiratory Disease biomedical research centre. The partnership has also been outstandingly successful in other major NIHR competitions. NUH, in close collaboration with the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit is also the host of a multitude of NIHR programme grants, including groundbreaking research in the areas of Evidence- based Dermatology and Age and Ageing. NUH also hosts and works in close partnership with the Trent Comprehensive Clinical research network (Trent CLRN).
Our aims are to foster a culture in which research and innovation are embedded in routine clinical practice. Our strategic intent is underpinned by an environment where patient and public involvement (PPI) and engagement (PPE) are embedded in relevant research activity in a way that adds value and has an impact on core business activities to the benefit of patients. In order to fulfil these objectives, the Trust has decided to create an integrated PPI and PPE team which will work across the three Biomedical Research Units, the Arthritis Research UK Pain centre, Trent CLRN and key research programs led by NUH.
The role of the PPI &PPE Facilitator is to support key research programs in establishing effective, consistent and coherent processes, support structures and communications to ensure that meaningful patient and public involvement and engagement is at the heart of NUH research and research related activities.
If you have any queries, please contact Sam Taylor on 0115 969 1169 ext 70671.
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