Programme18:00: Arrival, drinks and canapés
18:00–19:00: Co-production in action
- Keynote address from Professor Eduardo Miranda, Professor in Computer Music, University of Plymouth http://neuromusic.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/
- Explore over 20 research stalls in the 'marketplace' - showcasing successful University interdisciplinary research projects.
- Also featured was the launch of the University of Plymouth Medical Humanities Research Centre and “CHART”: the Community, Health, Humanities and Arts Research Team.
- Attendees visited the Peninsula Patient, Service User and Carer Community Café and discovered how patients and community partners can be involved in current and up and coming ventures.
19:00-20:00: What is the future of patient partnerships in research at Plymouth and beyond?
Featured a panel discussion with key stakeholders for patient engagement in the South West and nationally, including:
- Ann James, Chief Executive of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
- Ruth Harrell, Director of Public Health at Plymouth City Council
- James Munro, CEO of Care Opinion UK, Sol Mead, National Lay Representation Lead for Medical Revalidation
- Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, University of Plymouth
- Lyndsey Withers, Devonport Lifehouse
- Sol Mead, National Lay Representative Lead for Medical Revalidation.
Also a 'Question Time' style audience Q&A, chaired by Professor James Daybell.20:00–21:00: Enacting future partnerships
- A panel discussion set the foundation for networking, meetings and advice and support from funding staff.
Rewarding relationship gives voice to homeless community…
“These activities have been enormously beneficial to our residents, giving them the opportunity to contribute as experts in their own right and to have their voice heard on matters of medical practice impacting on their lives.” (Homeless Community Group)
Collaboration forms deeper understanding…
“Working in partnership with community leaders allowed us to tailor the event to the health needs of the local population in a way that would have been impossible had we simply parachuted in with pre-existing ideas.” (University of Plymouth researcher)
Growing relationships for meaningful research…
“Patient representatives play a meaningful role in the health service. This trend will continue and become more widespread with more representatives becoming involved.” (Member of the public - lay representative)