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Patient involvement & communication workshop 12 December 2017

Published on 16 October 2017

Have you been invited to submit a full application to our Pain challenge call?

Do you want to learn more about integrating patient involvement in your research?

If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, come along to our next patient involvement and communication training workshop on Tuesday 12 December 2017 in London!

So far this year, our research involvement team and patient insight partners have conducted nine training workshops for almost 200 researchers. In line with our 2020 strategic focus to put people with arthritis at the heart of everything we do, we advocate this same approach to our funded researchers and those applying to us for funding. We ask all applicants to demonstrate how they have engaged and/or involved people with arthritis in the development of their proposal and how they will do so if awarded.

Our patient insight partners are involved in all of our research activities, including the review of funding applications. Their involvement ensures that the research we fund is the most relevant to people with arthritis, and most likely to have the biggest impact on their quality of life.

Our patient involvement and communications workshops are designed to help attendees think more about these aspects of their work, and offer practical advice on how to integrate patient involvement in their research.

Topics covered will include:

  • The value of involving patients in your research
  • how to decide on the most appropriate and valuable involvement activity for your work
  • PPI terminology
  • hints and tips on how best to communicate with a lay or patient audience.

This free workshop will run from 11am–3pm and is open to anyone who is currently funded by Arthritis Research UK, or anyone invited to submit full applications to the Pain Challenge in January 2018.

For more information or to sign up, please contact

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.