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13 Jan 2023

Launch of a new Public Involvement and Community Engagement (PICE) Special Interest Group

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The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC) has established a new Public Involvement and Community Engagement (PICE ) Special Interest Group.

The group will provide an opportunity for ARC members – including researchers, students and public contributors – to ask advice, share good practice, or share obstacles and barriers to public involvement and community engagement. Each meeting will be themed and focus on a particular issue.

We hope the discussions that take place will help to improve practice and generate evidence of the impact of meaningful public involvement and community engagement, in research.

The meetings will take place on the last Thursday of every month, and will be co-ordinated by Felicity Shenton, ARC North East and North Cumbria PICE Manager and Angela Wearn, PICE Research Fellow. The sessions will also involve the PICE Theme Leads from each of the ARC NENC Research Themes.

The first meeting will take place on Thursday 26th January, from 10 am until 11 am. The session will focus on Community Engagement, exploring how to approach and engage communities that are marginalised and seldom heard in health and social care research.

For further information and to attend the meeting email: