National standards for public involvement in research

New national standards launched across the UK to improve public involvement in research | National Institute for Health Research

A set of national standards designed to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research has been launched at the 2018 Patients First conference and at the Involving People Network Annual Meeting 2018.

The standards aim to provide people with clear, concise benchmarks for effective public involvement alongside indicators against which improvement can be monitored. They are intended to encourage approaches and behaviours that will support this.

They have been developed through a UK-wide partnership over the last 18 months building on previous work in this area. The partnership brings together members of the public with representatives from the National Institute for Health Research (England), the Chief Scientist Office (Scotland), Health and Care Research Wales and the Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland), working with an independent expert.

Full details at National Institute for Health Research

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