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Aims and Scope
We are working closely alongside Health Innovation Manchester and other Greater Manchester (GM) organisations to ensure that our approach aligns with NIHR’s future strategy; prioritising innovative co-production and co-creation methods for inclusive partnership working to reflect population needs and address inequalities.
Our vision is that Public and Community Involvement and Engagement (PCIE) will be integral to ARC-GM through:
Our PCIE panel will be our central contact for overarching involvement and engagement and will:
We will also develop the capacity and capability of PCIE members and enable them to act as ‘ARC Community Champions’ to foster wider involvement, engagement and participation.
Within the research themes we will foster opportunities for co-production of research and implementation by providing support to establish project specific PPIE groups from diverse communities and run engagement events.
All of these activities will be underpinned by our links to the newly established ‘One Manchester PCIE Forum’ to share learning and resources, good practice and training with other PCIE leads across GM. This forum will provide links to research active organisations across the region, support capacity building for co-production and provide a greater understanding of health and social care needs across GM.
PCIE lead: Prof. Caroline Sanders
PCIE Programme Manager: Rebecca McShane
If you would like to know more about our PCIE approach, or you are interested in getting involved please contact Rebecca.