Key findings from the project include:
- Patient and public engagement in implementation activities rarely extends beyond dissemination into quality and service improvement
- Practical guidance was developed, drawing on the literature, local case studies and in collaboration with two groups: SUN:RISE in Sheffield, (see http://www.shsc.nhs.uk/about-us/get-involved/sunrise) and the Barnsley Consumers in Research Advisory Group (seehttp://www.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk/services/research-development/consumers-in-research/).
- The guidance is intend to enhance public engagement by offering principles and illustrative examples about how staff and the public can work together to implement research in health and social care.
The project finished in December 2013 and the findings are being written up for publication. The guidance will be available in early 2014 and there are plans to pilot within CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber. Please contact Professor Kate Gerrish firstname.lastname@example.org for information.